Sarah Salomon - Solitudes


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Statement

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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