Text on Caught

In each photograph the viewer sees a group of two or three women in different situations. One of the women appears to start to be aware of something or somebody and starts to gaze at the camera/the viewer – the intruder of the scene. A closer examination of the camera’s point of view shows that the position of the camera is either too high or too low to be a human’s point of view, though it still could be a person crawling towards them or looking down from a tree. Still the slightly odd viewpoint leaves the viewer with a strange feeling that it might not be the gaze of a human being – her or his – but rather «its» gaze. I call this a depersonalized implied gaze. It lends an uncanny feeling to the photograph, as the viewer can’t tell who or what may be watching the women, or, conversely, who or what might the women be looking at.