No One Is Innocent
How does technology shape our thoughts, emotions, and perceptions of the body? Does it simply transmit information or does it also shape our actions and choices?
The internet has both positive and negative effects on people's sexual and social well-being, particularly for adolescent users. Social media has drastically changed the way people communicate, behave, and interact, creating unprecedented levels of intimacy and connection.
Narcissism is on the rise, with people constantly documenting their lives through camera phones.
In contrast to the instant gratification and control of modern technology, I chose to use a 19th century photographic process for this series to create a sense of contrast between control and risk. This choice not only enhances the aesthetic of the image but also emphasizes the ethical aspect of taking a risk. The series disrupts traditional discourses by depicting worlds of intense theatrical erotica and intimate isolation.
The dots seen on the subjects in the images represent the obscuring of technological mediums and social norms by absurdity. The phrase "dot-com" is used generically to refer to a wide range of things today. The photographs in this series depict the struggles that humans have always faced and will continue to face, regardless of technology's influence. They invite the viewer to reflect on these struggles and to consider how technology affects our daily lives.
The imagery lacks focus and the subjects do not appear to be engaged with the viewer. Their body language conveys moods and human uncertainties. The internet both gives and takes away, and it seems to be taking away a healthy and appropriate sexual development from a generation of young people.