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Claire Lednicky

Claire Lednicky


I think of my photographs often as a film still, something paused in the in-between. A past, present, and future combined in that. I found that I’m often drawn to this idealism of young adult love and its romanticism, found in movies, books, and poetry. Certain phrases and lines would stand out to me, so I would highlight it and hold on to them. These powerful fragments of sentences consumed me, and I wanted to portray them, to show them in a new scene. I would incorporate my own phrases along with these found wordings, sentences, and lines to form as a narrative for my images, giving them a new voice.

“Borrowed Thoughts,” portrays the metamorphosis of one’s middle 20's, the transition to adulthood, while desperately trying to cling onto their young teenage years. I portray the inner monologues of these “characters,” as they go through this realization of finding themselves. Revolving around human’s need to want, and to be wanted. This young adulthood cycle of meeting new people, forming connections, eventually spilling your heart out, and only to never speak to them again. Young love and desire play a constant theme in my work, as I find it is something I surround myself with.

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