My project was inspired by diCorcia’s series Hollywood 1990-1992 where men were sought on the street were offered to be paid to appear in a photograph.
Eddie Anderson; 21 years old, Texas; $20 by diCorcia
Fake it ‘til you make it - Project 8: Philip-Lorca di Corcia
At first glance, diCorcia’s photos look like spontaneous shots when in reality, he carefully stages his photos with electronic flashes. His images are like tableaux: they are highly contrasted which adds to the theatricality of the overall composition.
In my project, I used available light. I purposefully positioned the subjects in such a way so the light would create outlines.
5 elements used:
- constructed narrative
- high contrast