Ashley Middleton

Ashley Middleton

Missed Connections | The ‘Missed Connections’ section of personal ads on the free listing site Craigslist introduces the digital bystander to a myriad of personalities and intimate encounters. It is an online forum for those who are lusting, lonely, and/or curious about others. Missed Connections provides a space for individuals to post ads seeking strangers they previously encountered in real life. Their hope is to continue a visceral connection they perceived as real. My interest is in the fluidity of the real and the composition of a woman through written text. The self-portraits question the subtleties of attraction and our ability to augment the individual through fantasies, memories, and personal aesthetics. Each portrait created was an attempt to understand how a community of individuals frame, and potentially disguise, their object of desire. www.amiddletonprojects.com

 

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Francesco Taurisano

Francesco Taurisano

James Reeder

James Reeder