In this self portrait, I have purposely removed identifying features in order to represent “any human being” -a body moving through space and time in a repetitive pendulum motion.
Kalliope Amorphous is a visual artist best known for her extensive work in self-portait photography. Assuming the roles of model, stylist, and photographer, she uses her own image as a prop to create the protagonists of her visual stories. A self-taught photographer, Amorphous creates her own alternative processes and methodologies using handmade and alternative lighting as well as experimenting with textiles, surfaces, mirrors, and in-camera distortion techniques. Much of Amorphous’ work uses reflections, blur, mirrors, and multiple exposure to lead the viewer through the artist’s favorite themes — identity, mortality, time, and consciousness.
In addition to self-portrait photography, Amorphous continues to explore various forms of experimental photography and alternative processes in creative, conceptual, and new media.
Kalliope has received worldwide recognition for her work in conceptual photography and her photographs have been published and exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. She currently divides her time between Providence, Rhode Island and New York City.