Natalie Arriola Photography

Conceptual

Each of these pieces stands on its own. Each one represents a single idea or concept often inspired by a song, film, or book. I like attempting to represent ideas visually, because forcing what is generally expressed through words into the more abstract realm of visualization gives them a new dimension. Language, for all its follies, is a realitively concrete form of expression. Each word has its assigned meaning, connotations may vary and interpretation plays a role, as with any other art form, but that place where interpretations converge is larger and easier to pinpoint. Images are far more open, they are more purely perceptual. The eyes take in what is before them and associate what they see instinctually. The original idea goes through a sort of metamorphosis, revealing layers of meaning words could never uncover.

Conceptual photograph inspired by Kurt Vile's song 'Society is My Friend'. Still life, conceptual photograph featuring a bird's nest. Still life, conceptual photograph of a dead bird in a nest. Black and white, conceptual photograph of a woman buried in a shallow womb like hole surrounded by beautiful foliage. Conceptual photograph of a man watching television. Conceptual portrait of a human statue. Conceptual photograph of a human statue staring into the camera. Conceptual photograph of a human statue in classical pose.
Conceptual photograph of a woman with a bloody unicorn horn. Conceptual photograph of a woman with a unicorn horn covered in blood. Conceptual photograph of a woman in a red lace dress. Conceptual photograph of a woman with flowers in her hair. Grainy, black and white, conceptual portrait of two women. Grainy, black and white, conceptual portrait of two women in profile. Grainy, black and white, conceptual photograph of a woman's face. Grainy, black and white, conceptual portrait of a woman wearing war paint.