Unexpectable Boxes by Sydney Sie
Sydney Sie is a photographer as well as a graphic designer and animator. She uses gradients of color, surreal imagery, the female body and other graphical elements of composition, color and layout to construct ambiguous, two dimensional worlds in her photographs.
Sie’s creative approach to photography is to create a strong impression of the external form with an implied narrative buried within. She deliberately uses the inertia of the viewer’s attention to move beyond the bright colors and into the narrative story.
The scene of her project “Unexpectable Boxes” is build by color papers and form boards to simulate artificial spaces. The hand stretches out from the hole with tricolor box, and then the hand, foot and face stretch out from the box to make an infinite loop.
It includes 3 episodes: catch, mystery and hyde. This hole is the only clue from inner and outside, where we see the world from ellipse to square. A twist form makes people to wonder curiously to catch. “The mystery is when we want to get more but instead, they are getting far and far away. We follow the path to hide under hiding. Desire is not the end of story but also the necessary to struggle before having it.”
Images courtesy of Sydney Sie