Immediate Identities (1987—2021): Film & digital photography. A visage refers to our literal face, but it also refers to the expression which our face is wearing at a given moment. One’s visage might accurately portray our internal state of mind, but at other times our visage might be a façade or a veneer, concealing what we are actually feeling/being thought. A façade or veneer always hides something beneath it, but a visage is merely an appearance, whether genuine or fabricated. The people here are depicted in a flash forever frozen, displaying moods that we think we can identify with, which can convey a sense of safety. However, the next flash of the face might betray a conflicting emotion or attitude to what had captured us in the previous moment. Being captured is an interesting thing, particularly if by a visage/facade which is inanimate (like a portrait, whose subject's eyes follow one round the room). In a perfect world this may say more about the one captured, but in the world in which we live, the beholder and the beheld don't have to be on similar footing.

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