The photographs of New York-based painter and photographer D. Yee are reminiscent of forgotten film stills that capture fleeting on-set moments. Is is hardly surprising that he is behind a growing series entitled, Life as Cinema. The heighten mood and atmosphere that emanates from his imagery shares with Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Films Stills an uncanny sense of déjà vu, leaving viewers with the feeling that we have witnessed this scene or moment before. Of course, we haven’t, but that is what makes Yee’s photographs so wonderful. His profound interest in the human condition shines through in the sensitive manner that he shoots his subjects and his ability to distill emotion so effectively on film.
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