The Other, The Same

PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
ArtistChun Wang

The year of 2021 has been a blur. Our universal human experience in 2021 was mixed feelings: there was fear and anxiety, but also hope and courage; underlying all was a touch of vulnerability. This is what these full bleed portrait works from my small apartment’s bathroom in 2021 wanted to evoke. The imagery has an aesthetic connection with Photo-Secession’s softly-focused, mythical pictorialism in the early 20th century, where the blurry quality to these images is an intentional effect to evoke emotions and resemble how quickly things tend to be a forgotten memory.