Vacant

chris sigamony

Chris Sigamony is a 23-year-old photographer from Maryland, the US. He’s been taking photos for about 3 years and enjoys creating and meeting with new people.

 

How did the idea for the series come about?

 

Abby contacted me to shoot and we both wanted to create something moody and intimate. We shot around her room trying to portray the feeling of being alone. The lighting and weather that day matched the aesthetic we were both going for so well.

 

Can we photograph the female body in a more powerful way?

 

Yes sure. I would say in general most photographers and portrayals of the female body are sexual. To photograph the female body in a more powerful way, you must portray the female body, and the human being that inhabits that body in a humane and respectful way, digging deeper than the commonly used portrayals. One must attempt to empower the female body and female viewers of the photographs by bringing to light issues of social justice, desexualization, and through emotional appeal that delves deeper than sex. To do this we must photograph women in more natural poses that are respectful, and highlight beauty but do not create an image that uses the woman as merely a physical object for ones viewing pleasure, or as a hanger for clothes.

 

How would you define beauty and what inspires you?

 

I find beauty in emotions. I like to put my feelings into my work and that’s what inspires me to go out and create.

 

Film or digital?

 

I shoot both. I have no preference I enjoy both!

 

What makes you happy and what’s next for you?

 

Photography makes me incredibly happy. Because of it I have met some of my closest friends and have traveled to some beautiful places. Whats next for me? I’m not entirely sure I just want to keep creating more things with new people!

photography: chris sigamony

model: abigail