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Kris Desautels

Title: Post Industrial Confusion

About the Photo:

Post Industrial Confusion is a series examining loneliness, isolation, and fear through shadow, shape, and highlight. The shadows dark and daunting, shapes algorithmic, and dazzling highlights all work to isolate my subjects, revealing them between the extremes of light and dark. It’s within this polarized setting that he finds the individual living today.

I love the contrast between light and shadow, and utilize it to simplify, minimize, and strip all the unnecessary elements away to create a sort of ‘radical simplicity, removing all unnecessary elements to focus on the essence of the composition. I deliberately made some images top heavy (scale) as a metaphor for forces that sometimes seem impersonal, unaccountable, and insurmountable.

All images taken in Chicago, 2018