P E T E R M I R A G L I A
NEW WORK : PORTRAITS
"Portraits as a Human Theater"
My latest portrait work is studio based and is part of an continuing series from the past few years.
This new work represents a kind of psychological theater, the narrative of the heart and the mind.
The staging of what is imagined and what is real.
These portraits are the result of an intense collaboration, between the subject and the artist. Very little direction was given to each person photographed. We worked for hours at a time in my photographic studio...mostly silent...waiting, feeling, looking inside. We were separate and we were one.
Each portrait suggests to the viewer a dramatic moment, a window into the person's inner life and emotional story.
My intention is to create a body of work that will be eloquent, haunting, and compassionate.
Yes, portraits alive and breathing in their humanity.