This project has become a precursor to a larger body of work that I am focusing on right now. With an interest in personal and perceived identity, elephants and blind men.
It began as a small exercise testing the quality of light in a specific spot in the SCAD Lacoste campus, but very quickly changed into something much bigger. One of the main objectives was to have relatively quick one-on-one interactions with as many of the students, faculty and staff of the SCAD Lacoste, Spring 2014 quarter as I could.
Only using natural light, I had a very small window of opportunity between 14:30 and 16:30 each day to try to take these portraits. I tried to give no direction at all, so as to get as close to the sitter’s most natural response as possible. I showed each person where to stand, after which they would usually ask ;
« What do you want me to do ?»
« Whatever you’d like! »
And so the magic of human-camera-human interaction followed, full of give and take and here’s the result!