From the Inside Looking Out by Brittany Marcoux

Issue 97

Since my parents’ estrangement four years ago, my perspective has shifted into a realm of bitter contemplation, analysis, and critique.  Their separation after 25 years of marriage has unsettled not only the foundation of our household, but with divorce procedures just underway, I am noticing that the effects of this event are altering everything:  I look at places, people, and (most significantly) objects with different eyes, questioning their purpose, truth, and actuality.  This shift accounts for the way I photograph my subjects, taking them out of their context, and into a separate environment for singular speculation.  In my series “From the Inside Looking Out”, I use brightly colored backgrounds and common objects symbolically, along with some optical tools and techniques, to arouse rumination and create layers of self reflection. Within these everyday objects--an hourglass, tangled venetian blinds, a deck of cards--I find hidden messages representing time, relationships, and the effects we have on one another.

Brittany Marcoux lives and works in Boston, MA
To view more of Brittany's work, please visit her website.

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