My interest in lighting always points me in new and interesting directions. I was recently turned on to the photographs of
Philip-Lorca diCorcia. diCorcia's dramatic use of lighting gives a twist to his expressionless, often lifeless looking characters
that he photographs.
DiCorcia alternates between informal snapshots and iconic quality staged compositions that often have a baroque theatricality.
Using a carefully planned staging, he takes everyday occurrences beyond the realm of banality, trying to inspire in his picture's spectators an awareness of the psychology and emotion contained in real-life situations. His work could be described as documentary photography mixed with the fictional world of cinema and advertising, which creates a powerful link between reality, fantasy and desire.
You can see more of his work here and here.
"W, March 2000, no. 14"
"Brent Booth, 21 years old, Des Moines, Iowa $30"
"Eddie Anderson, 21, Houston,
"Mike Miller, 24 years, Allentown, PA, $25"
"Ike Cole, 38 years old, Los Angeles, CA, $25"