Chris Rosas Vargas, Parsons, United States
As I approach the final semester of college I am drawn back to the environments that have shaped me as an artist. In this series of images of found objects, I am exploring the sentimental and tender relationship between myself and the urban landscapes in both the Bronx and Harlem.
As opposed to following a traditional photojournalistic style, I took a more nuanced and nostalgic approach to making photographs which deeply resonates with notions of home. Fabrics posing like a group of women, plants reminding me of immigrant communities in New York City, scenes dramatised or emphasised by sunlight. Through the use of colour and composition I construct a warm and familiar environment which at times did not exist, in places where I would have felt cast out as a queer person of colour.