Hug is a group of full-body photograms which use analog photographic materials and techniques to portray a “hug” action in a non-traditional way. The hugging action is impressed and recorded in photographic paper. The creases and shape of the paper are made by hugging the material to create dimensional picture. I seek to merge what is invisible, including touch with the visible world through photography. This was inspired by an early 20th century avant-garde art practice, such as Cubism and Expressionism, and this group of work applies the characteristics of modern painting to contemporary photographic practice.  That allows these works to act as abstract and free expressionism, while still keeping the initial details of the “hug” action from necked bodies which tells they’re photograms. 

 

Janay's Hug, 42.5in x 75in, Silver Gelatin Print, Unique Prints 2016. 

 

Monica's Hug, 42.5in x 80in, Silver Gelatin Print, Unique Prints 2016. 

 

Monica's Hug, 42.5in x 75in, Silver Gelatin Print, Unique Prints 2017. 

 

Odni's Hug, 42.5in x 65in, Silver Gelatin Print, Unique Prints 2016. 

 

Olivia's Hug, 42.5in x 65in, Silver Gelatin Print, Unique Prints 2016. 

Savannah's Hug, 42.5in x 72in, Silver Gelatin Print, Unique Prints 2016.

 

Shannon's Hug, 42.5in x 80in, Silver Gelatin Print, Unique Prints 2017.

 

Tessa's Hug, 42.5in x 62in, Silver Gelatin Print, Unique Prints 2016.

 

Maegan's Hug, 42.5in x 63in, Silver Gelatin Print, Unique Prints 2017