image of the week …wake me up when this is over

30th April 2020

Last week I touched upon how I adore the concept of sleep and how it complicates the engagement and rules of a portrait. How can we engage with someone and feel their presence if they are in a world we can’t enter. Where does the power lie?

I took this image of Sam whilst I was at university ( note the portra NC markings).

Sam was one of my favourite people to photograph and often generously let me borrow him. When I look at this I am reminded of the wall between us yet there is still a world I feel we share. I would love to explore this further. For now Ill try and get some sleep myself…OAO x