Atif AbuSamra Puts Us Behind Glass in ‘Reflections and bal

 - Sep 17, 2013
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Atif AbuSamra captured these lusty models in Belgrade, Serbia for a shoot called ‘Reflections and balconies.’ The women are captured through a camera lens and through the window glass, commenting on the audience’s role as the "observer." The models are untouchable and unattainable, which is captured perfectly by the photographs.

The only part the audience plays in the artistic process is to view the photo without any say in the material seen. The photo captures the reflective glass as well as light and shadow to create the wall between the model, the photographer and the audience. The models are dressed in lingerie or sparkling outfits and their desirability remains behind the glass. As observers, audience members can comment on the models and their outfits, but nothing more. It is the reflective quality to the photographs that makes ‘Reflection and balconies’ an alluring photo shoot by Atif AbuSamra.