"Bathos" was my first encounter with studio photography.

Although there are many possibilities that a studio can offer, 


I wanted to keep it as simple as possible. 


I used a single light source, due to the bright light the vulnerable bodies are accentuated. 

Companioned with their sole shadow, they're exposed to the threatening eye of the lens. Right before the shutter closes, there is a tension building up while the intimate bodies inside the portrait are framed. 

Combining the portraits with the lifeless objects was of immense importance for this sequence. 

By alternating the personal depictions with corresponding  bland objects a sense of déjà vu is generated.

This variation establishes a shift in tenseness  with the intention of forming an equilibrium.