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I wanted to do a study of the way that we see the parts of our body when they are attached and detached from their normal context. Elements that are seen as attractive, natural and even sexual can become disgusting when standing alone, without the human element. Rather than being natural, loose hair, fingernails and spit become evidence of human presence without real human context. For some reason, that trail of human waste is infinitely more repulsive than the waste before it is wasted.

I photographed the bodily elements both on and off of the body and organized them in diptychs to create and juxtaposition between the two. For the comfortable images I used warmer tones and cooler for the uncomfortable. In some of the compositions I echoed shapes and forms within the diptychs. My main goal was to create a contradiction in the viewers mind. I wanted the viewer to see the two images together and wonder why there was a difference between the two.

 

  • Kaitlyn Louise 3y

    I love this idea. beautiful images.
  • Shan.in.W. 3y

    such an interesting concept
  • Alexis Ellis 3y

    Wow. This series is so incredible! I love your idea! this is so neat!
  • Catalina J. García 3y

    This is seriously interesting. I really like how you just not photograph, you create a why before every picture, a real concept. Not shitty metaphors that aren’t really metaphors, I really like how you create real (and interesting) concepts and transmit them in an admirable way through your images.
    Your work has became so inspiring lately Lexi. I'm no one to say that I'm proud, but I'm proud of you and your work.
  • Madeline Padner 3y

    such a wonderful concept and idea. you inspire me, so, so much.
  • Yi Lin T 3y

    these are amazing!
  • pooja 3y

    you're incredibly creative
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