Obscure (2014)

These photographs were part of the exhibit I was in last year. And these photos represent who I wanna be as a photographer. Actually, it’s the path that I’m pushing forward with. I wanna do conceptual portraits.

It was just last year when I opted to go for photographs that have a story, a dark (and weird) one. I want to share photographs that have a lot of stories to tell, and not just see photographs as they are. I want to make photographs where people can talk about it afterwards.

In this photoset, I want to focus on the struggles of different people. And from these struggles, I was able to develop a decent set of photographs for my “Obscure” exhibit.

In the first photograph (The Working Guy), it’s about a working guy who struggles in his work. He feels like he doesn’t fit the environment he’s working. The inspiration behind this was a bit personal. But the 2nd and 3rd photograph, they were actually true stories of the subjects I shot..

In the 2nd photograph (The Child), it’s about a kid who is lost. He doesn’t know where to go because his parents are separated. So where does this kid go now?

In the 3rd photograph (The Couple), it’s about this lesbian couple who’s struggling with the acceptance of the society. The more they express themselves, the more they are being judged by people.

With regards to the colors of the cloths and other elements I added in the photographs, it’s up to you how you will interpret it.

For photoshoot inquiries or ask questions regarding these photographs, just email me at info@litratonijuan.com. I’m also selling some of my works, just send me a message.

England based artist Dylan Andrews uses light and shadow to portray emotion in his drawings. His monochromatic charcoal portraits build up to a dramatic intensity that is almost surreal. Owing to the drama and atmosphere in his pieces is the use of black and white high contrast of tones. Pattern and texture is another aspect of the work that he uses to explore the emotional possibilities. The shadows on his young subjects’ extend the reality of the image beyond the page, a reflection from an object we cannot see. 

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