Portrait Photography

I hesitated to describe this artistic project as portrait photography. In one sense, the style is that of a portrait, the subject is in focus, and I explore the representation of corporeity and subjectivity. However, I am not solely guided by it. My main focus is capturing moments of interaction between the three (or more) protagonists of the story: the environment, the model(s) and the photographer. I seek to render material the multiplicity of these instances that spring up from a shared lived experience at a particular time and at a particular place. The portrait here is not thought as a representation of one or many subjects. Rather one portrait gives form to the interdependence of subjects and perspectives, human or otherwise.

Kate Bouleau

Hard Truths Series, 2023

More series to come. Stay tuned...

with Kailtin Bouleau