As his final piece of his thesis specialization at OCAD University, Marco produced Planetary Geographic a faux magazine which played with the tropes of social anthropology in National geographic while also underlining the oddities of the gender binary.
In the west we have a feeling that war is something that happens somewhere else on the planet. By projecting images of warfare into a domestic setting I aim to break down that dichotomy and make the horrors of war seem all the more real.
Through this series of portrait photographs I wanted to convey the subtlety of human relation. It’s rare that we know everything about someone, even if we consider them very close. Everyone has a secret side to them that they keep hidden. Most portraiture privileges the viewer, allowing them to gaze and the subject and all of their imperfections. By creating small, personal cameos with a dark mood I tried to create the feeling of looking at a friend or a lover in the darkness, the subject almost as well hidden as the viewer.
In this series called “portraits” I call to attention ideas of gender and how much the overall mass our actual physical bodies play into this notion, and how much is sociologically generated. Click through the image or here to view the full series.