Close Up

Lambda digital C prints

The close-up is the element of film syntax where the viewer gains the deepest access to a character’s thoughts; time stops still as we gaze into the actor’s eyes and attempt to read his thoughts. These are brief passages of intense feeling, “sublime moments”, where the viewer and the character become one. These close-ups show men in contemplation during moments of stillness in the narrative. They convey a sense of men in trouble, experiencing uncertainty and self-doubt.