Albinos, like photographic material, are light sensitive. Light leaves an irreversible imprint on their body. By emphasizing this whiteness –by lack of pigment- the white beauty that makes them stand out, when captured in an image, almost makes them dissolve, consumed by the light. I try to present it as a fragile physical state, an unwanted mask, but at the same time as a powerful metaphor for the ‘other’. The ‘other’ consumed by its ‘mask’, defined by physical features determined by birth, not by choice, they have it in them to turn their fragility into a visual strength. They become a metaphor, a symbol for stereotypes; they magnify the erroneous idea of human weaknesses and physical fragility but also that of (un)earthly, breathtaking beauty.
In my work I try to discover and visualise how the fascination for the ‘other’ can mirror our own motives, become and interpretation of the maker’s view and a reflection of a voyeuristic society while revealing intriguing parts of human nature. I try to show how the subject in itself looks back at us.