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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.

 

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  • Orü 3y

    Amazing and interisting, well thought.
  • Lennon Cano 3y

    This is so creative. I can honestly say the effect you were trying to give off worked :)
  • Emily Cain 3y

    favorite one
  • Kelsy Rawsthorne 3y

    Of course this is absolutely brilliant and beautiful and simply amazing. And true, so true.
  • CeliaSkippy 3y

    Wow, what a brilliant and incredibly creative concept. Not only was your concept beyond brilliant, but the way you executed it was just perfect. I absolutely love this, just so beautiful.
  • dimocha 3y

    i think its sweet when anything provocative is buttered up to look the opposite!
    this photo is a very good example!
  • Andrea Peipe 3y

    stunning concept, I love how you think Alexis!
  • aj_bend 3y

    This was a really interesting study. I could see you exploring a few more diptychs from this subject.
  • Elle.S. 3y

    this one works the best for me! the second photograph is so repulsive that the juxtaposition works so well!
  • alexis mire 3y

    aj_bend Yes I agree, I have a few more ideas that I would like to expound on soon
  • Lucero Trejo 3y

    WOOOW!!!!!
    excelent
    the concept, he & she
    EVERYTHING!!!!!
    congrat ♥
  • Audrey Gatewood 3y

    Great!!! I'm glad you made me think about this.
  • Paula Opazo-Schofield 3y

    this grossed me out.. you did well.
  • Brittany Chavez 3y

    This is a wonderful little series.
  • jenasa 3y

    I got warm fuzzies at the top, and I shivered at the bottom. I think it worked fantastically :D
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Taken on April 15, 2012
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