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ASEAN

Removed photographs made in Vietnam, Myanmar, Singapore, and Indonesia, June 2018.

 Removed is a series of large format black and white photographs that are of individuals performing as if they are using their devices although the devices have been physically removed from their hands moments prior to the exposure.
Removed avails performance, portraiture, and photography to question the physical utility of personal devices and the ways they influence society, relationships, and the body. The photographed scenes are derived from observations in my daily life. I ask the sitters to re-enact my original observations and seconds before the exposure is made, I remove the device from the their hand. The sitter is asked to remain frozen as if they were still engaged with their device. The project is a form of intervention, calling attention to the use of devices by family members and those around me that I do not know. The making of the photograph operates as a way of disrupting the isolation I feel from strangers who barricade themselves behind their technology. This exchange creates new relationships while also asking the viewer to question their own device habits. I am excited by the way the viewer fills in the device at first look. It is as if the device has become one with the body and can be seen when not present.

This new set is an extention of the Removed series brought to India in collaboration with tlkn®. We travelled to Kolkata, Shillong, Delhi, Rishikesh, and Mumbai in November of 2017.

India

COMING SOON! Photographs created across India in Delhi, Mumbai, Rishikesh, Shillong, and Kolkata.