Not Moving is an exploration of self-portraiture within photography to display no movement and to create a still frame. This photographic series examines the process of becoming older by exploring that one's persona or inner picture somehow remains the same within one's mind throughout the course of one's life.
We have a specific self-portrait inside our minds that does not shift like a photograph. It is this image that we attempt to maintain in spite of its possible discordance with the reality of our physical appearance. Like many artist self-portraits that examine mortality, this series concentrates on the environment around the subject, as well as my own state within the particular place displayed.
These photographic images display ideas that permeate my life without relying on the traditional returned stare that dominates the genre of self-portraiture. Through this the window to my soul/persona becomes the photographic frame rather than my eyes. Within these images the release cable from the camera represents the physical action of taking the photograph, symbolising my attempt to refresh the internal photograph of myself.
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