STEPHANIE SOLINAS´ NEW WEBSITE!
- Date published
8 juil. 2009
Explore the different facets of her work. See new and old faces, beautiful landscapes, get lost in her travel memories and check her editorials and commercials!
In her own words:
„ Reality exists, without any motive. But, to grasp it, it seems that we need to create images and objets, in a word, to represent it. The question is : how the act of representation plays, in a certain extent, a part in return on his object, on what it is, on its identity ? Photography is at the heart of my work. The representation it gives, physically linked to its subject and, for a long time, seen as a raw part of reality, makes the photography an underlying and critical, deep and light, experimental and codified tool to explore objectivity, thruth and fiction. In trying to understand how representing identity and the effects that photography has on bodies, i found that question : what if photography had invented identity? The body, when turned into an image, becomes the scene of a confrontation between the general and specific to define identity, in its relation to the Average Man. But the individual is one and irreducibly different from all others. He is never the definite identity that society would expect him to be nor the one he wishes to assume. These “individuals” whose identity is at the same time dissolved and irreducible, these “ordinary singularities” produced by modern society, are the subject matter of my work. I try to question the power struggle in the represented identity, between control and liberation of the individual, between what is common and what is one’s own, between clichés and singularities. My questioning on photographic portraits, through the inextricable mix of politics and art they are made of, is an attempt to question both the image and the surveillance society that generates it.“
- Stéphanie Solinas
And don´t forget to check out her Carhartt Gallery!