Sarah Salomon - Solitudes
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These images are from a portfolio called, “Solitudes.” People seek out seclusion in various ways. Private moments are on greater display in a public place. The anonymity of a city allows, and forces, people to withdraw into their own spaces. Crowded settings provide opportunities for individuals to be overlooked; un-peopled places create an anteroom for lonely souls.
I utilize camera motion and slow shutter speeds to add a layer of anonymity to the subjects. By moving the camera while the shutter is open, familiar objects are slightly abstracted to reveal a more lyrical and universal moment. Characteristics are obscured so a viewer might recognize themselves in a similar reverie.
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