16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Gaze

This project was inspired by social media. I wanted to explore its influence on the artistic process. To get the maximum out of a few seconds of attention I could get online, I decided to bet on provocation that triggered enough emotion to press the like button or follow my account. This resulted in a visual diary of thought provoking images that aim to cause a slight discomfort in the audience. In the emerging series I reflect on my relationship to obsessive compulsive hoarding. Through this series I explore pathology versus creative processes, focussing on my relationship to things, space and anxiety.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Arnhem, Netherlands
Camera: Canon EOS 700D
Copyright: © Yelena Myshko