Looking in from the inside

‘Looking in from the inside’ is a reaction to the pandemic lockdowns of 2020/21. It uses mobile technology over distance to create simple portraits, subtly distorted by the characteristics of the media.

It seems to me that the mobile device, as a means of communicating remotely, is also capable of recording isolation if employed to do so. It is the main means of connection available to people who are isolated for many and various reasons, yet paradoxically the device causes isolation when it’s mesmeric charms are favoured to actual physical human interaction.

What does isolation look like from the viewpoint of spaces occupied by those who are isolated? The photographs speak directly of isolation howsoever caused, and of its ramifications in a wider sense, and question what as a species we need to consider when making individual and policy decisions.


remote portrait

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