Entry Title: "Absent Friends"
Name: Michael Middleton , United States
Category and Expertise: Portrait, Non-Professional

Entry Description: 'Absent Friends' examines the complete dominion held over portraiture by the photographer and subject. Portraits are composed around a subject's personality, which the viewer may then accept at face value, or on which they may attempt to impose order and sensibility.

About the Artist:

I am a self-taught photographer from New Jersey. I began doing landscape work on my business trips, and eventually expanded to portraits as well. I enjoy focusing on the concepts of distance and light throughout my work.