the epiphany of states

The Epiphany of States
examines the ambiguity of human expressions using pornography as a starting point.

Working like a collector, I have amassed screen captures of pornographic actors in states of orgasm, and re-photographed them to narrow in on their heightened expressions. By re-appropriating and splicing from their original context, I have liberated these images of intense fulfillment and pleasure, from their original associations. Allowed a freerer interpretation, these expressions may also be perceived as pain and anguish.

While these series of images tries to understand how one expression can mean two emotions on the opposite spectrum, it also contemplates on the possible confusions that arise when expressions are perceived.

This work is also available as a photobook.

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