Polly Borland, 2015 by John Tsiavis

image of Polly Borland 2015 by John Tsiavis

Artist's statement

There are multiple layers at work when one looks through a camera lens. Beyond the actions of sit, point, and click, I ask “what is really being portrayed here?” This question becomes particularly complex when the subject makes her art and creates a narrative by constructing characters and interpreting them through her lens. In Polly’s deliberate projection, I find her vulnerability amplified, with a unique tension that comes when one is at the same time the photographed and the photographer.