Night Ghosts are silhouette-like figures whose shadows have equal depth of meaning as the subjects they are created from.
They are digitally captured in an intuitive way which maximizes their ambiguity.
Motion and blur suggest a frozen moment in a larger narrative. The lens is almost in a hovering position, suggesting a higher, spiritual realm as the point of view. Faces are avoided. Individual expression is unimportant.
In SOMETHING OR OTHER, 2 figures are in conversation. One gestures and stands at the base of a white line that zooms past the other and fades into a dark oblivion. Aside from an imaginative poetry that could be created in their sameness and differences, or in the veiled, ambiguity of the scene, the graphic composition, similar to a drawing, creates a tripartite visual metaphor. The figures look like they are carved from a pinkish film. Against the dark background, they flatten and become translucent. The viewer is slightly hovering and they become distorted by the downward angle of the lens. The brightly lit corner wall could have many literary meanings. The title suggests an existential question, philosophically, not far from ‘to be or not to be’. The ‘other’ has many references; from what constitutes the self; how the self is defined by the ‘other’; to the literal representation of self-consciousness, or a record of the inner monologue. The composition can be further explored in terms of lighting, shadow and color.
The graphic quality of the prints refer to impressionist charcoal drawings in order to create a mood of nostalgia and inner haze.