These portraits seek to look beyond ego identity. They are symbolic of inner selves, less objectively defined and less of this world. I have no interest in documenting reality. I have no interest in creating portraits of the selves people present to the world. I prefer to reference less distinguishable inner personas. Perhaps it's the self of dreaming or the self of inner stillness, the inner child or the qualities of a psychological archetype. Perhaps its the self of intuition, spirit, torment or spiritual bondage. Most of us present a version of ourselves to the world that to some degree differs from the inner private person. So the question of “who am I” is complex. The conceptual fashion portraits seek to bridge outer beauty with conceptual themes and fantasy. The nudes refer to inherent stillness and symbolise the shedding of layers of ego and sexuality.
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Thanks, Graeme :)
Graeme Wienand | B.V.A. Syd. Arts | Blue Mountains, Australia | Phone: +61 468 567 754