Nicole Dacanay

residual

Photograph

2017

The title I chose for this piece is residual. It is a portrait of two girls in an embrace with a second exposure of a forest landscape. My goal was to evoke a sense of longing for real human physical interaction. I used grayscale colours and a misty, mysterious background to give the piece an aura of lingering and past memories. The models’ intimate pose also helps reinforce the central theme of connectedness. The prevalence of social media in our lives today creates a connection to our friends, but at the same time pushes us further apart physically. The forest serves a second purpose as a symbol for organic and real life experiences, as well as living in the moment and appreciating the world around us. These two ideas fit very well with the central theme I tried to depict about the importance of human interactions and connectedness.

 

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