The Anonymous Man
In the midst of our now highly modernized world, we have become increasingly anonymous within the societies we live in - not only with what we build, and where we work but also in how we communicate. The Anonymous Man series delves into this intriguing concept of human existence where the pressures, the freedoms, and the unexpectedness of our urbanized worlds are depicted through the arresting and simplicity of the architecture and the insignificance of life pushed to the very corners of the frame.
" All involve pre-visualisation and the highly skilful marriage of a collection of ingredients brought together to create what would in some cases have been location, logistical and lighting nightmares - ones worthy of the late Cecil B. DeMille. "
“ Critically, what really makes these images work is the little figure overwhelmed by his surroundings, inviting us to imagine his circumstances. ”
" Your photographic series, ‘The Anonymous Man’, create an intriguing delve into the constructions of our urban existence. Combining an interest in minimalist lines and dichotomies, the fleeting figure in each creates a narrative full of intrigue. "
There’s something about being 11. I believe it’s perhaps the best time of your life. Physically, your body has yet to go through such dramatic change. It’s also a time when you’re still allowed to daydream, play and make believe before you’re made aware of just how society frowns upon this.
Project 11 is a concept-based idea of photographing children at around the age of 11, capturing them in a time and space somewhere between that innocence of childhood and the rigours of adolescence.
“ Each is a virtuoso display of technique, frighteningly complicated underneath but ever so simple on the surface. ”
“ The limited colour palette of this image does much to take our emotions down a level and the structure above is so suffocating. You are creating a mood that is incredible. "
“ ... it doesn’t matter much that she made this one up, because it’s an interesting one that challenges and entertains. ”
“ I believe that photography is the absolute chameleon of all time. It is not dependent on the moment we press the shutter nor does it depend on knowing when we should press the shutter. It has no rigidity, its absolute in its fluidity and it infests itself in the technology of the modern times it exists in. ”
– Lisa Saad
Lisa Saad Photographer Review: Biography & Style
Tata Rossi from Fix The Photo featured her review this month on my past work, The Anonymous Man, my recently completed new series, Project 11 as well as my prolific commercial and advertising photography career engaging in these spheres for over 30 years, shooting for high-profile ad campaigns, fashion and lifestyle magazines, corporate projects, restaurants, and more.