Falling From Grace…

I am interested in the facades people present to hide things about themselves. I look at the smallest details to understand what might lie underneath. Together the portraits in this series present a feast:  fruit, vegetable, meat, fish, cake.

We are not sure whether they provide nourishment or taunt us with the gifts. They offer and withhold at once.

Despite their forthright appearance these images suggest a tension.  They connect to the audience and disengage simultaneously, proposing a precarious intimacy. My photographs hover between strength and vulnerability, and speak to issues of connections and trust.

August 2010

To see more of Lydia’s work please visit  her website at lydiapanas.com

all images ©Lydia Panas (images from top to bottom; Blueberries, Pig, Radishes, Fancy Melon, Insect, Figs, Fish, Papayas)

Photo gallery after the break.

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