The Space Between (2022)

The Space Between is the first iteration of my portraiture process, which is always a work-in-progress. It challenges personal boundaries to create more intimate portraits. Subjects embark on a guided portrait shoot and card game experience (featuring deeply intimate and personal questions) designed for young creatives, documenting the journey of opening up to a stranger.
New York, NY 

The theory is, artists and public figures eventually develop an outward facing “personal brand” that shelters the true self. There’s a workshopped and rehearsed self-introduction, life story, creative process, etc. which is shared with the rest of the world through interviews. The card game is designed to tear down that boundary to get to know who they really are. Not who they want to be or wish to be seen by the public eye.



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