Daylight is a series of portraits created by photographing individuals in a setting where their true selves can be shown. Portraiture is a genre where images need to transcend the representation of a person’s likeness, and reveal something honest or unpictured about that person, which is difficult in a visually-based medium such as photography. The fact that photography’s form is fundamentally based on light from the real world offers an opportunity to refine how light can be used after it’s been captured and distributed to more accurately represent reality.
Also, I believe that it’s impossible to create an honest representation of someone without knowing them, so this series includes only people whom I know and interact with on more than just a superficial level. The combination of the creative format, namely white walls and daylight, with the personal connections I have with all of the depicted individuals are what have been the primary factors in determining the composition, and overall visual aesthetic, of the photographs comprising the series.
Ringling Underground, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL, April 2019
Instructor’s Show, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL December 2017
Florida’s Own, Oddity Tattoo and Gallery, Sarasota, FL, December 2017
Ringling Underground, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL, October 2017
All images © Tom Winchester