Portraits of Craigslist Strangers

In this project I invite strangers to perform intimate actions on my instruction. The subjects are not in fact lovers, they’ve answered an ad I posted on Craigslist and met for the first time in the studio. They have agreed to pose for a still image, and don’t know that the camera is shooting video. What is captured are hands moving awkwardly over shoulders, fingers tentatively interlacing, smiles being fixed on unchanging expressions. The act of posing, of constituting themselves, is now the end product. The images in this series are stills taken from video footage.


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