Jennifer Hudson‘s photo series, ‘Medic’ is dark and theatrical – the sets look they belong in an old horror film – but rather than being a series of images looking at the dark side of nature Hudson draws from her own spiritual upbringing, passion for social placement and the power of connection between people to reveal love between people in times of crisis.
This is what these images are all about – the relationships between people in times of need, when one is ill and in need of love and caring. Her work is carefully staged, timeless, has a quiet reserve – there is almost a contemplative nature about the images. A manifestation of yearning, seeking to visualise the emotions and feelings that all people have and crave for; a place of well being, strength and love.
Here’s what she says about her Medic series:
I have been fortunate to know incredible love all my life, but at that moment I became suddenly and intensely aware of the magnificent power that exists between people who care for one another. When I was anxious and fighting to fall asleep each night, I began to invent miracle machines; contraptions that heal, deliver hope, legacy, remedy, and redemption. Each image from Medic is a thoughtful invention, strange and tender, revealing facets of the delicate human heart. In ten isolated chambers we are witnesses to emotional happenings, exchanges, confrontations, and life decisions. I became particularly fascinated with illustrating the depth of a love relationship by portraying only the individual in many images, exploring the weight of partnership, the sacrificial life perspective, and the burdened, selfless decision-maker. In some chambers, we witness life changing moments; mercy, healing, humbling choices, memories recorded and legacies written. In others we see an exchange; affection, tenderness, and sacrifice. In the making of this work, I sought to begin to understand some of the most rare and beautiful relationships in the world, to expose their most frail, vulnerable moments, times of great intensity, and most cherished inner workings. Medic is a dark and sentimental collection of stories about great tests in life, purpose, and the most painful, but also the most glorious times to love.
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