Tuesday, April 19, 2011
At The Top Of The Stairs: Ryan Scott
It was last December that I was first introduced to the work of artist and model Ryan Scott in a profile on his work with one of my favorite photographers Michael Puff (Private Moments Made Public). In that profile Ryan described himself as an eternal voyeur. I commented that voyeur is often used as a negative term, you think of someone spying on another. Although there are elements of discovering hidden moments, Ryan doesn't make his viewers feel they have interrupted something, instead he makes them apart of it. Although all about self, his work is not ego driven.
Ryan showcases his art on Direct Desire Project, a blog I love to check out at least a couple of times a week. One series that Ryan weaved throughout the blog are this series that I have titled 'At The Top Of The Stairs'. The series is a lot of fun, very sexy and maybe....just a little bit sinister.
The series I believe was shot during Ryan's move to a new apartment (which explains the why there is no pieces of furniture, pictures or nicknack's visible). The sparseness of the area creates a distinct feeling of isolation. Although Ryan says that he added the scissor shot for a bit color, I think it's addition, not to mention some of the shots near the end, also create a interesting story with a Hitchcockian feel. Check out more of Ryan's work on his incredible blog HERE: