Astriction is an ongoing series of diptychs by photographer Daniel Keys dealing with suburban angst, societal anxiety and scenes of a domestic nature. Each “Tension” will consist of one constructed portrait and one tableau still life.

Inspired by the films of Douglas Sirk, Harmony Korine and David Lynch the series aims to create an unsettling but essentially banal set of images. The work will also focus on humanising female vulnerability whilst utilizing photographic techniques commonly associated with objectification and exploitation.

Daniel Keys is a photographic artist based in London whose work acts as an expression of self, articulating and exploring elements of his lived experience as a form of self-examination. Expectations of gender, class and culture and the inability to conform to these inspire his work and is a common thread that can be found in all areas of his practice. 

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