Image: Images 1 and 2

Stevie Fenech
Images 1 and 2

from The porch series
inkjet prints
(1-2) 15.4 x 23.0 cm (image) (each), 21.0 x 29.7 cm (sheet) (each)
Swinburne Senior Secondary College, Hawthorn
I explored the idea that everyone has different reasons to escape their lives, motivated by their personality and needs. The porch is a place we go to unwind. It is a place of comfort, not only because of its location but because of the people we share it with. Inspired by photographer Larry Clark, I documented this method of escapism in an autobiographical context. I wanted to depict the importance and relief that came from escaping, articulated by facial expressions.