We are pleased to announce two new additions to The Chicago Project: Natalie Alms and Clarissa Bonet. Be sure to visit The Chicago Project online gallery to see more images by both artists after reading about their projects below.
The utilization of movement represented in the Flour Series allowed for an experimentation in the realm of portrait photography. Focus is placed not on the stationary qualities of an individual, but instead the energetic qualities reflected in the individual’s movement. The flour demonstrated a reaction between the human form and his or her placement in the atmosphere.
The urban space is striking. Its tall and mysterious buildings, crowds of anonymous people, an endless sea of concrete constantly intrigue me. City Space is a ongoing photographic exploration of the urban environment and my perception of it. I am interested in the physical space of the city and its emotional and psychological impact on the body. These photographs reconstruct mundane events in the city that I have personally experienced or witnessed in public. Stark light, deep shadow and muted color are visual strategies I explore to describe the city. I use the city as a stage and transform the physical space into a psychological one. The images I create do not represent a commonality of experience but instead provide a personal interpretation of the urban landscape.