New York-based photographer Brooke DiDonato makes portraits that are composed in such an extraordinary and smart way, that you’ll think about them long after you see them.
Somewhere between reality and fiction, DiDonato’s images show people who are lost in their environment, bodies that are intertwined and often helpless and catatonic. It’s a story about insecurity, vulnerability and instability mostly depicted in pastel colors and flower wallpapers.
The artist, on the other hand, claims that the message she’s trying to send with her work is not universal – the viewers decide what they’ll see in her photos.
“A lot of my work acts as an open storyline so I think the point of departure is different for each viewer. Ultimately, I hope to provide a level of suspense or disorientation. But what viewers walk away with, as a conclusion, is up to them. I have my own interpretations in mind, but I’m not always attached to them.”
DiDonato is actually trained as a journalist, but eventually she “stumbled” into photography. She moved from Ohio to New York, searching for challenges and inspiration.
Take a look at her amazing work.