Exclusive / Delayed Symptoms
CONCEPT • PHOTOGRAPHY Taner Tumkaya / tarfilms.com
MODEL olivia bellafontaine / oliviabellafontaine.com
MAKEUP Kate O / kateomakeupartist.com
The project “DELAYED SYMPTOMS evolved around the thoughts and contemplation on the book “LOGIC OF SENSE” by Gilles Deleuze.”
There is not an arrangement of man and beast, nor a resemblance; it is a deep identity, a zone of indiscernibility more profound than any sentimental identification: the man who suffers is a beast, the beast that suffers is a man
Photography for me is an extension of cinema and each of these images for me are equal to a sequence in a film.
I usually have an abstract theme and talk about the ideas with my collaborators. They then decide during production which direction to take and I document whatever they come up with. I leave many things to chance. And then I make a selection of photos, each functioning as a sequence of the abstract story that I had in the beginning. I work on them using PS and adding more layers of photos.
I tried to explain how the work is created but I can’t explain why it’s created. I basically don’t know and don’t question why. A lyric from Faith No More goes like this: there’s no reason, no explanation so play the violins. Beautiful, isn’t it?