Yijun Liao – Stills From Unseen Films (2006-2009)

This project is a tribute to all the great films I haven’t seen. I’m very interested in the film stills from those unseen films. The orphaned film stills always trigger my imagination, and become a perfect film in my mind.

In this project, I setup scenes that I would like to see in a film. I pretend that these photos are from real films with various names. Most of these photos depict individuals in certain environments. They all seem to be lost in thought. What are they thinking about? In fact, they are thinking about whatever I asked them to think about. They could be thinking about whatever you think they are thinking about. These photos are from films that exist only in my mind. Now they become films that exist in your mind. In this way, the imagined film is transferred from my mind to your mind but with a meaning of its own. Taken from Bloody Pixy.

All images © Yijun Liao

Yijun Liao

Yijun Liao

Yijun Liao

Yijun Liao

Yijun Liao

Yijun Liao

Yijun Liao

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