Jennifer Thoreson’s Surreal, Intimate Photographs

by Andy SmithPosted on

In constructing her photographs, Jennifer Thoreson creates abstract objects and a curated space for her models to dwell. The result are works that are at once intimate and surreal, her crafted amorphous accessories extensions of the figures’ humanity. In the series “Testament,” the artist subverts everyday scenes with something darker and revealing.

“I am attracted to vulnerability, to peeling back a skin that reveals something precious, dark, and tender,” the artist says. “I am drawn to moments where people are on an edge, barely laced together, befriending disaster, remembering something, or exposing something. Testament explores themes of both resilience and dependency; it illustrates the heavy burdens we perpetually carry, and the relentless yearning for release.”

See more of her work from the series below.