Daphne Chan is a Vancouver photographer whose current project, Her Interior, delves into the conceptual conflation between women’s bodies and domestic interiors. The series of fine art nude photographs also examines the identification between self and interior that is linked within women.
In each photo a woman interacts with features of her environment in order to explore how she occupies that particular physical and psychological space. Many of the poses are awkward and odd revealing the tenuous relationships women have to their own bodies and inner spaces.
The home can represent a haven, yet that enclosure is also potentially confining. The fragmentation of the bodies emphasizes the compartmentalization that is inherent in women’s identities.
In this video interview with Hot Art Wet City Chan talks about photographing the nude, specifically the female models and how they view their bodies.
Daphne Chan is a Canadian artist and photographer. She studied law at McGill University in Montreal. Having worked in the area of human rights, she later decided to focus on photography full-time. Her work has been featured in group and solo shows across Canada, the US, and Europe. She has been acclaimed for her fine art nude portraiture and articles about her work have been published in different media. Daphne is a graduate of the International Center of Photography in New York and of the National School of Photography in Arles, France. She currently resides in Vancouver, Canada.
Chan was also recently selected by Resource Magazine as Photographer of the Day. If she gets enough likes on their Facebook page she will get a full feature story on www.resourcemagonline.com and possibly 2 pages in their next issue.
So please show some support for a fellow Canuck photographer by visiting the following page and clicking “like”: http://bit.ly/DaphneChan