The images presented are a curated selection from a more substantial body of work entitled "Transcriptions. ” Each image is a photographic self-portrait and serves as a document, or “transcript” of a moment from my life. I use the self-portrait to explore the connection between my environment and my emotional world.
The photograph acts as a story, created from meticulous digital construction from upwards of a dozen sources. I take elements from nature to symbolize events and experiences that I think are imprinted on my mind and body, much like a tattoo leaves a permanent mark. I use the work to delve into ideas related to memory, perception, and emotion, exploring the universality of these themes. The intimate nature of each piece invites self-reflection in the viewer.
ALL IMAGES and WRITING (c) Jared Fortunato 2015