NSCAD Graduation Catalogue

2016

Karsten Saunders

Visual Arts Certificate in Studio: Photography

Karsten Saunders Portfolio

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Under the Skin
Each person walks around, only their body showing to the outer world. Under the skin, however, there is a whole world that remains invisible. Our misery cannot be seen by others, and spreads within us like a blackness slowly consuming us from the inside. For those suffering from depressive illnesses, the blackness is often spread as a result of our own habits that we refuse to give up. To help those suffering we must see past the surface and find the darkness that lies under the skin.

Scenes From Japan
A series of images from a summer spent backpacking across Japan.

Free The Nipple
A great hypocrisy exists in our society and the way in which we view the female nipple. Though to see a male’s nipple is thought as normal, we have effectively criminalized an identical portion of the female body. This has arisen from the way in which female breasts have come to be sexualized and fetishised in our society. This work exposes the hypocrisy and places our notions of the human body under a critical lens.

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