This week we’re focusing our photography profile on American photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia. His style has changed over the years he’s been practicing and he likes to alternate between informal snapshots and iconic quality staged compositions that have a baroque theatricality. He tries to inspire his viewers to move beyond the everyday world of the banal and to view the psychology and emotional drama contained in real-life situations within his photos. In a way, his work could be considered documentary photography in that he tries to evoke a sense of the hidden reality or even the fantastical when he mixes his work within the fictional world of cinema and advertising.
– da Bird