foldingsouls – Self Portraits (2015)
Back when I was a film student, I recall reading about an argument between an auteur (it may have been Buñuel) and a cinematographer. The cinematographer took issue with the fact that they were shooting on an iconic street using more or less the same frame as at least seven previous films. The auteur responded: yes, but this is the first time I’m shooting it.
Minimal body scapes with white sheets/walls are a dime a dozen on Tumblr. Which is precisely what makes these so freaking compelling: they take a tired conceit and with simple, specificity transcend the easy trappings of cliche and remind the viewer of the freedom limitation can bestow when approached with a humble, patient eye.