Nominated by Chicago State University
Kevin Oronia's current work, Pinhole Portrait, is a series of photographs which use the camera obscura technique to depict individuals within spaces native to their daily existence. The juxtaposition of the camera obscura combined with light painting techniques, effectively creates a visual balance within the composition, as inspired through the works of Abelardo Morell and Man Ray, while shedding light on themes of societal roles, perspective and individuality. Kevin Oronia is a visual artist and recent graduate of the Art & Design Program at Chicago State University. He currently works and resides on the city’s South Side.
Image: Leslie, 16" x 20", Digital Inkjet Print, 2012.