“Distant” photographs by Ralph Masullo
September 2 - September 25FREE
ARTIST STATEMENT –
DISTANT is a short photographic project inspired by the isolation I experienced during the height of the Covid pandemic. As a street photographer, I always look to capture moments where the formal elements are arranged to create a visual interest, but my approach was different than usual. Instead of being close to my subjects, I needed to use an extremely distant vantage point to create images that would share with the viewer the reality of my experience and convey the feeling of isolation that being detached creates.
During the Spring and early Summer of 2020, when most places were still closed, and people basically remained quarantined from each other, I began to take walks along the beach and found others doing the same. People were understandably very avoidant and kept their distance, reinforcing my feelings of isolation and loneliness experienced since the beginning of the lock down.