These dramatic photo sculptures represent crystallized ideas about form rather than the expansive atmospheres that dominate his photography. For instance, in Photographing Herself (2016), Drebin explores layers of voyeurism: The viewer looks at the subject—a porcelain-like female figure encased in a transparent glass box—as she snaps selfies and gazes at herself in a three-paneled mirror. Depending on the viewer’s vantage point, different angles and figurative details are revealed. Drebin is highly attentive to surface as well, rendering the folds and flaps of clothing to suggest the speed with which the woman moves through space as light bathes the scene.
Size 24 inches x 84 inches x 25inches
Medium photo sculpture