The Empty Portrait forefronts a new experience of the portrait for all
participants involved: the photographer, the subject, and the viewer. Breaking
away from the camera, the materiality of the photograph, and the portrait as a
locus of identity are central aspects of this new experience. As it challenges the
relationship between photography and temporality, The Empty
Portrait attempts to blur the boundary between the photographic and cinematic
image, asking the viewer to look and contemplate further.