Featured Artist: Leon Alesi

Art & Design

Photographer Leon Alesi’s photo project “Personal Space” is really speaking to us today. There are lots of portraits out there. Lots. But there’s something about these people in their homes that seems so interesting and raw and well, personal. You can tell they’re kind of half candid, half staged. Somehow you do really feel like you’re there with the subject, and that you two are the only two in the room, and that maybe the person just told you something that they don’t tell everyone, and you’re wondering what you should say next. But you don’t know what to say, so instead you just stay silent and take in what you see. We like that there are some kids in some of the photos, too. Leon makes some statements about the modern world  and our connectiveness through technology but how we’re all disconnected, too, and certainly there’s some truth to that. But the real truth is in all these shots. Love them. More here.

What do you think about these portraits? Where would your personal space portrait be taken?

Images: Leon Alesi

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  1. bminimal

    Sep 9, 2011 at 9:43 am

    looking at these feels the same as when you get to walk by the houses at night and peek into people’s homes….

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