PhD Research Title: Dress as still life: a new form of photographic portraiture in the 21st century

#Digital #Fashion #Photography #Portraiture

My research identifies and analyses a new type of image in which dress-as-still life constitutes a form of contemporary photographic portraiture. It specifically focuses on images where clothes are mobilised as a means of documenting the self or the life of another person; as portrait, self-portrait or selfie, depending on whose clothes the photographer captured. I focus on three distinct areas of practice to thoroughly investigate the aesthetic tropes and meanings behind these acts of portraiture, in and outside of social media’s networked flows of communication.

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