Dan Oara – Two Girls

www.oaraphotography.com and on flickr

“Two girls standing together […] is not at all the fact that two girls stand together. As I see it these two girls are special and their standing together makes an atmosphere which suggest something more could be going on in the emotional level.”



“I am currently exploring the relationship between myself and my subjects. A sense of repetition is created by using two models and asking them to use similar body language and facial expressions. I am interested in how these girls relate to myself, and use them in a way to create a reflective self portrait of myself. I exploit the visual code of fashion by asking the models to wear my clothing, metaphorically allowing them to step into my skin. By using models with whom I have already intimate relationships and by recognising aspects of myself within them, I hope to create a sense of self-reflection on both sides of the camera. Natural light is an important component of my work, as I wish to reflect a sense of reality, as opposed to sanitised studio portraiture. I draw inspiration from the people around me, using them to help me construct a process designed to allow a sense of authenticity into my work. ”



“I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting!”


Also, here is the movie that Dan Oara exhibited together with the 5 prints.
more information on Dan Oara’s website