Double lives, double meanings, double standards. Every day our lives are marked by dualities, for better or worse, and that really what makes us the complex human beings we are. Brisbane photographer Sean Pyke explores this notion in a literal sense with this series of Stills, working with his mates and his film camera to create a number of double-exposure portraits. Moody and dramatic, the images encourage you to look closer in an attempt to decipher what belongs where.
“My work is mainly inspired from ’90s eastern cinema, the feeling, the colours and cinematography has always been a reference point for when I’m looking for more inspiration (mainly the work of Wong Kar Wai and Lou Ye). I don’t really have any particular methodology that I follow when I shoot… but I always know what I want the image to look like when I take it.”
- Photography: Sean Pyke