Kristen Sard

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(415) 390-5616

Neighborhood: Dogpatch
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Kristen Sard
Artist Statement

I photograph nudes by capturing reflections taken in mylar of the human figure and the environment in which they pose. The reflections are beyond the control of the individual (myself, the model and the set). This allows the photograph to be spontaneous, and also heightens the natural improvisation that the sitters indulge in whilst posing for the photograph. I create the costumes, makeup, backdrops, and the environment. The models and sets are vulnerable and subject to whatever impression the mylar creates. For all of its artifice and distortion, the final image is one that would be unreachable were the subjects allowed conventional control of the image they present.