Spring 2007 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Sammy Foster


The project was inspired by the work that Martin Schoeller and Thomas Ruff have become known for; essentially, the images are close portraits concentrating on the subjects' faces and facial expressions.

While my original motivations were almost purely visual, I have come to expect something more from the experience. It's a revealing experience. I see the face as a terminal into the individuals' cogitative processes or state of mind. I am interested in the way a camera allows me an excuse to get close to someone. Not quite an excuse but the camera accords some authority to the action, while demanding some level of disclosure from the subject.

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