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Dirty Laundry

This photograph is a self portrait depicting the washed out, forgotten feeling of a lost relationship. It describes the way humans try to scrub out the unsightly bits of their life in an attempt to maintain the perfect image. Inspired by the saying "skeleton in the closet", referring to something someone tries to hide away, my piece, "Dirty Laundry", is the visual representation of the way people try to scrub their own painful memories away, such as the loss of a relationship, a loved one, or guilt from their past. The style of this image was inspired by Gregory Crewdson's series titled "Beneath the Roses", where he sets up every aspect of the scene himself, even down to the tiniest details, which is the technique I applied to this image. I felt like this deliberate positioning of every aspect of the scene accurately represents the way we, as humans, try to control our lives and present ourselves a certain way. Just as the figure in the image has fought her way out of the appliances meant to scrub her away, painful memories stain our consciences and resurface despite efforts to rid ourselves of their ugly marks.

TAGS: Alabama, Laundry, Modern, United States

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Owens Cross Roads, Alabama, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Jessica McClelland.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2015
Total Views: 40
Filed Under: Altered Images
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 31, 2015, 7:08 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Owens Cross Roads, Alabama, United States of America