Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Raheleh T. Filsoofi

Second Advisor

Dr. Katherine Moore McAllen

Third Advisor

Dr. Robert Bradley


This is a formal study of real-world images that try to convey a clear approach to the way we look and relate to unexpected places that at first glance don’t exist in a metaphorical way or just don’t strike us as interesting or attractive. There’s no particular story to tell only the need to expose a different kind of beauty through my own personal subjective view and sensitivity expanding the criteria of my own esthetic values and context of a captured image in a particular scenario.

The perception of Non-Space relates directly to a well establish photography technique called Deadpan, which centers the subject in the middle of the image, this can be a person or any kind of building. This esthetic relates very closely to my interpretation and perception of space and non-space when capturing images in the real world where you have no prearrange lighting, no object positioning nor elaborate compositions, just a direct and honest image of reality.


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