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Alexander Jasprizza

Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

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The shadow represents the unconscious aspects of the personality, which an individual hides from themself and the world around them. My work, Shadows, provokes a questioning of identity among its viewers through my literal representation of the shadow within the medium of black-and-white photography. Shadows draws influence from photographers such as Max Dupain and Trent Parke, and draws conceptual ideas from the philosophies of Karl Jung. The work was created using a 35mm film SLR camera and enlarging and printing in the darkroom.

Influencing artists: Max Dupain, Trent Parke

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