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“The portrait- photograph is a closed field of forces. Four image-repertoires intersect here, oppose and distort each other. In front of the lens, I am at the same time: the one I think I am, the one I want others to think I am, the one the photographer thinks I am, and the one he makes use of to exhibit in his art. In other words, a strange action: I do not stop imitating myself, and because of this, each time I am (or let myself be) photographed, I invariably suffer from a sensation of inauthenticity, sometimes of imposture (comparable to certain nightmares). In terms of image-repertoire, the Photograph (the one I intend) represents that very subtle moment when, to tell the truth, I am neither subject nor object but a subject who feels he is becoming an object: I then experience a micro-version of death (of parenthesis): I am truly becoming a specter.� Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida (1980)


Documenting life, photographing strangers and people of my immediate world was a way to explore the effects of the camera as an instrument. In the presence of the camera other kinds of relationships come to end. Not much of what is captured is real and if it is, it is controlled by other factors. In these photography representations my intentions were to find answers, to use the camera and photography as a tool to scrutinise people’s behaviour in the presence of the camera, whether it is possible to reflect an intimate relationship in an image, or the other way round. From the moment that camera comes between the photographer and the subject the relationship changes, the roles differ, the camera becomes an invisible wall. Stephanie Soteriou BA (Hons) Fine Arts Level 3 University of the West of England, 2011


Untitled, 2010


Untitled, 2010


Untitled, 2010


Untitled, 2010


Kristia, 2011

Page on the right Kristia, 2011 Demetra, 2011 Sabina, 2011


Peter, 2011


Peter, 2011


Stephanie Soteriou UWE 2010- 2011


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