Believe it or not, French-American artist Sarah Mehoyas was studying finance before embarking on her career in photography.
After switching from the finance world into the arts, Mehoyas sought an MFA at Yale and since her 2015 graduation, has already landed solo exhibitions throughout the US and Europe.
Her Speculation series shows us why her work is so popular.
In this eye-catching series, Mehoyas swears there is no Photoshop magic at all. Instead, she uses a two-way mirror to show us an infinite world of petals, smoke, hands, and colour. She’s able to capture the beauty of each object and then the dark void beyond. To produce the images, one side of the mirror is covered in black salt that sits in front of another wall-mounted mirror. Are you following?
In an interview explaining her project, she noted: “I was interested in making the photograph very explicitly seductive. Whether it’s the colours or the flowers drawing you in, I want viewers to feel like they’re being drawn into the void, like standing upon a precipice.
“There’s been a lot written about this kind of contemporary condition, whereby we’re so much better off than people were before us, and yet there’s so much anxiety, so much distrust and uncertainty nowadays… I see that in the photos.”
Via Yellow Trace