caption (image above): © Matthew Shain, Miscellaneous Debris, 2005


© Matthew Shain, Father/Son I, 2005


“Identity, relationships, distance, reflection, elegy, and humor are some of the themes in my work. I began thinking of these ideas while photographing my father for a project designed to portray our relationship, or rather, the implied distance on which it hinges. I realized that this space I was representing is a part of all relationships including our relationship with images. It is the distance of preservation and presentation. In other words, how the subject preserves him or herself in the artist’s presentation of the piece to a viewer and how the viewer reads the artwork.”
Matt Shain

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