Cindy Sherman

There are many stereotypical characters found in pornographic films, even the movies themselves are categorised into sections. Therefore, I thought it would be interesting to create opening scenes/stills to pornographic movies and to focus on the somewhat cliche characters and scenarios.

I found inspiration in Cindy Shermans’ series ‘Untitled Film Stills‘ (1977-1980) where Sherman herself, takes on different characters and settings, creating imagery similar to stills typically found  in Italian neorealism or American film noir of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Her photographs embody a performance, and are not self portraits in the typical sense as she is playing different characters.

'Untitled Film Stills' Cindy Sherman

'Untitled Film Stills' Cindy Sherman

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