...even in darkness there's beauty
Portraits by Graeme Wienand   |   Blue Mountains, NSW Australia
It's art that moves me, so for me this was always more than just photography. Along with this visual language is my interest in the spirit of the self i.e., who am I, who are we? This awareness touches upon an ever present sense that there is somebody else in here, in me and in you. Over the years that sense of presence has been a hidden directive at times feeling like a subconscious collaboration leading to a sense that these portraits are revealing themselves to me as much as being created by me. Maybe these portraits are metaphors or maybe they are closer to the truth of who we are than even I or the subjects are consciously aware. These people don’t present this way in their everyday lives yet these visual renditions have appeared. Perhaps they are the faces of the archetypes that collectively embody us. Maybe they are subconscious inner identities or dreaming selves.
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