Intimacy comes in many forms, beyond our common romantic understanding of it. We can experience emotional, physical, spiritual, and psychological intimacy. Fundamentally, it is about togetherness between people; talking, feeling, spending time together. Developing intimate relationships with one another is something we undertake throughout our entire lives. We share moments together, in times of great challenge and brilliant success, through grief and pain, forgiveness and joy.

What lies in the background are the spaces we frequent which function as the setting for these exchanges. Spaces rich in history and stories, in which bodies have passed through and left their own unique impressions, which then inversely leave impressions on us. Spaces in our homes, our kitchens, our bedrooms, our classrooms, even public spaces. These are environments in which we feel our most comfortable, where we can be our most vulnerable, and most in tune with our true selves.

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Chloe Hamilton : @chloealexisham | www.chloehphoto.com

Angela Golota : @gelatophotography | www.agolotaphotography.com

Julius Adorsu : @adorsufoto | www.adorsufoto.com

 

Alexander Tsanov : @alekstzander | www.alekstzander.com

Angela Golota

The yard becomes something that hints at a presence of people that never seem to occupy it. Out of use, the old grill begins to rust. Remembering long evenings with distant voices coming from near the house while I stay in a patch behind the shed exactly where this grill is hidden, catching fireflies, then letting them fly off of the tip of my finger. How quickly things change, while the setting stays the same, just simply unkept.

 

 This series was about how coming home has changed over the years. My childhood was spent in the walls and between the fences. I come inside faced with ghostly silence. I spent my entire life in this house and it is so familiar, yet now it is so strangely distant from what it used to be. The view out my window that I’ve seen for years, listening to the same sounds outside that I’ve heard for years. I’ll always feel that this is my sacred space.

 

Where the body once occupied space there is no one, but myself occasionally, remembering, when I was a child climbing the tree at night and staring at the ground. Scattered circles of empty chairs that accumulated piles of pine needles where we used to sit. Gathered around a half-cut rusted metal barrel filled with rain water, when it was once filled with flames.

 

But the idea of home has changed the most for my parents. Immigrants from Ukraine came to the US in 1989. Home shifted many times for them, I wonder how that comfort shifts. Now more than ever, their first home is nearly destroyed. The earliest memories of their lives now have no place to look back to. Every landmark, every sidewalk, every school, is no longer. What does home become when yours is destroyed and others you love have to flee their home?

I’m a photographer and filmmaker living in Chicago. Generally, I work with themes of performance, staged images, theatricality, and surrealism.
I reconsider my surroundings within the framework of what they’ve become to me. I practice self-exploration, and I explore different worlds as I build them. I am particularly inspired by David Lynch and his magical realism. Theatricality has become a key component to my work because of the process. Through acting, reacting, and recreating, the work takes on a dramatic or theatrical quality. This theatricality is not represented in an overly kitsch manner most of the time, though
the theatricality does come from exaggerating the subjects' emotions as if they are performing.


I began by investigating my surroundings in early childhood. As a child I was always so enamored with the tiny little bugs and the color of the sky and the sound of passing cars. In other words, I lived while seeing magic in everyday phenomena. I have since become invested in the human condition. Our suffering, joy, and nostalgia. How I see myself and my experiences, and how I build different worlds as a form of escapism. I am trying to urge people to feel, to explore, to dive into my world, or to create their own. This is often created through formal decisions. The use of color, sound, exaggerated features of surroundings and subjects, and the framing decisions. All of these things combined have the ability to build a world for myself, and the viewer.

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Living Room Portrait - SOLD

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Series: When I Come Home Again - $400

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Series: When I Come Home Again - $400

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Series: When I Come Home Again- $400

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Home Still Life - $400

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Vodka, Onions, Potatoes - $100

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Canned Fish and Barley - $200

 

Chloe Hamilton

Intimacy flows through the body - the way we touch, speak and look - how we interact with ourselves and one another. I find myself feeling the most intimate when it comes to human connection, the anthropologic pull to understand verbal and nonverbal communication. To be and work with moving artists creates an allure for skin, muscle, hair, shapes, and touch. In my world, these concepts of the body are my intimate spaces.


 

Chloe Hamilton is a queer Latinx Chicagoland native who grew up as a dancer and performer. In the year 2015, she formed a professional relationship with photography. Through connection and collaboration, Chloe has had the opportunity to explore her own artistry focusing on the body and emotions, and the way these move through space and time. 

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Series: Touch, I  - $1500

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Series: Touch, II - $750

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Series: Touch, III - $750

Series: Touch, III - $500

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Series: Touch, IV - $500

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Four-Sided - $950

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 Jade - $50

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Drain - $50

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Glass - $50

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Cram - $75

 

Julius Adorsu

I used to dream.
Not so much anymore.
Reality continues to surpass everything
I’ve imagined.
In the midst of turbulence, I found stillness
within myself.
And in turn, I manifested a peaceful reality.

It’s quiet

In the places where I’ve made memories,
where soft conversations lead to
monumental growth.


A closeness.
Coolness.
Soothing to the touch.
Nourishment for the soul.
I hold them close,
And share them in hopes of bringing some
of that peace to you.

My name is Julius Kwasi Wisdom Adorsu. Instead of calling myself a photographer, I like to think of myself as a creative. For me, the camera is a tool of capturing a moment in time; a flicker of light in space.I went to trade school to study Automotive Technology and began working in the field in 2010. Photography became my freedom in what was an unhappy time. This hobby turned into a passion, and gave me the voice to express my truth. I have worked hard to teach myself through trial and error over the last 10 years. After 5 years shooting digital photography my interest in film grew.

I wanted to learn where it all began, and completely immersed myself. Shooting film has forced me to gain composure in my process due to the limited exposures per roll. This challenge fills me with joy, and has led me to work solely within this medium.

In 2017 I took a creative darkroom course at Orms School of Photography in Cape Town, South Africa. I then began developing prints in a DIY darkroom in the bathroom of our small apartment in Chicago. I am not a fine arts student, but the museums around the world that I have been privileged enough to visit over the past years have become my university. These visits led me to the answers to questions I didn't know I had. It was through the discovery of great masters that my vision became clear. This has been utterly crucial in the growth and development of my art.

My mission: to reduce suffering within humanity by showing the beauty within everyone, and everything. To capture The Essence of Our Existence.

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In Loving Memory of Uncle John - $200

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Mowbray - $80

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Untitled - $80

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Untitled - $80

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Khadia - $80