My graduation project is a visual research into the image culture of masculinity set against a sunset lit Caribbean landscape. A time of day in which borders are less defined. The stereotypes and clichés associated with macho culture form the starting point for the work, as is the same with most of my former projects. Since the work is greatly personal I am aware that while I am looking critically at the subject matter I am also seducing and romanticising the subjects and landscapes I photograph.
Transmission, Consumption and Materiality.
Whether it being American TV shows or the visual tropes surrounding the macho culture while growing up in the Caribbean, my work has continuously been influenced by social culture. Over the past few years this has shifted to the internet, and it’s influence on the practices of contemporary photographers is noteworthy. What is the role of a contemporary photographer nowadays in the overwhelming rise of digital mass media?