«Rolling around each other, two bodies become one. Two separate individuals crossing over and into the other´s personal space, forming a working unity. This action leaves a mark on the world, and through the use of photographic film, this mark becomes physical and recorded as a permanent imprint. The photographs in this series are made as photograms, photographs made without a camera, where it is the shadow of the subjects that leaves it´s mark on the analogue film. The image is made as two original
pictures collaged together, showing the intertwined lovers embracing across the borders of the picture frame. The shadow of something, a symbol of affection and a show of love creeping up to you in your intimate space. The proof that something was there and a presence frozen in mid stride captured on photographic film as a physical mark and permanent imprint.»
Born and based in Oslo, Stig Marlon Weston studied at Strømmen and at Stokmarknes school of photography, before starting a career as professional photographer doing reportage, portraits, and themed illustration assignments. Intrigued by the philosophical aspects of photography and alternative ways of making his images, he has gradually turned his focus towards conceptually based artistic work.
Interested in how truth and reality can be perceived in a more direct way than our unconscious mode of automatic interpretation allows, Weston works with the photographic processes to capture an unsullied view of the world.
Stig Marlon Weston has participated in both the Norwegian State Autumn Exhibition (Høstutstillingen) and the National Regional exhibitions as well as exhibitions abroad, won several awards and also works as a curator and workshop teacher.