10pm-1am # 7, 2006 by Simon Obarzanek

image of 10pm-1am # 7 2006 by Simon Obarzanek

Artist's statement

My photographs deal predominantly with the portrait form. The starting point is a strong connection with a passing image of an anonymous subject, usually in congested areas such as train stations, concerts, agricultural shows, shopping centres or other ordinary locations. I then remove this image from the distractions of the every day and re-contextualise it repeatedly in a uniform frame. This repetition aesthetically intensifies the initial visual inspiration, and draws the viewer into a unique relationship with beauty.