CAN YOU SEE ME
"All Works Of Art Though Visible Represent Invisible Things" Bill Viola In 2003 This body of work developed from a photographic essay on marginalised people and how we interact with them. People that we see everyday but choose not to acknowledge with eye contact. Our response makes these people Invisible. At the outset I did not think that I was taking advantage of, or exploiting the people in my images. As I was not seeking the sensational image, rather an honest attempt to document the marginalised people in today's society. As the work was realised I came to see that I was exploiting the subjects in my images. My aim was to capture the essence of the person not just the disability, hopelessness, or, isolation. To have the viewer question why they avoid eye contact with certain people.