Daydreams and Memories: Photography by Sarah Seené
Alex, 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.
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.
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.