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Daydreams and Memories: Photography by Sarah Seené


A photograph of a boy wearing multiple pairs of swimming gogglesAlex, part of the series Fovea

Sarah Seené is a Montreal-based director and photographer. Working primarily in Polaroid and 35mm film photography, the artist creates images that speak to daydreams and memories.


A photograph of an actor portraying MoriartyStephan Zimmerli (Moriarty)

The aesthetic that the artist achieves through her use of analogue film and photography techniques is one that I find quite attractive. The images on Sarah’s portfolio website are hazy and often slightly out of focus, creating a sense that the subject matter therein is not quite whole, or that perhaps some detail is masked or hidden. The images have a sense of mystery and enigma that really draws the viewer in for a longer look.


A screen capture of Sarah Seene's art websitewww.sarahseene.com

 

The artist often uses models in her photographs, and though many of her images feature a central figure, it rarely seems that the human figure is the focus of the image. Rather, Sarah seems more interested in expressing an overarching mood or tone with each image, a mood which is expressed through the layered meanings of texture, facial expression, and objects.


A polaroid photo of two figures sitting under a lampUntitled, part of the series Les enfants de la couleur


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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