Unframe: Relationship

  • Photographer
    Man Zhu, United States
  • Prize
    Silver Winner in Fine Art/Collage

UnFrame: Relationship explores my own subconscious mind and intimacies using an abstract visual language based on the principles of semiotics. Its portraits of family, friends, colleagues, and myself are made with expired films that correspond to the dates of their subjects’ birth. This concept introduces elements of distortion and chance to the images, which are then further deconstructed in a collage fashion. The often surprising, sometimes unrecognizable end result corresponds to the disconnect between expectation and reality often found in human relationships.