Having traveled everywhere from England and Norway to Iceland and Chile, artist and photographer D. Yee sees life’s cinematic moments wherever he goes. His photos are filled with emotionally powerful scenes but it’s all done in such a way that you never feel as though someone is directing.
I got in touch with Yee to ask him more about the series which he calls Life as Cinema. Here is how he explains it. “The inspiration behind Life as Cinema is a combination of many things. From my beginning start of street photography to fine art and photo journalism of human life and society. My perpetual attraction to the human condition. Ugly, beautiful.
“While Life as Cinema is an ongoing series without an end (yet), there are chapters. The present chapter are of human life in unexpected fleeting moments in places foreign or now forgotten to me. The series takes on its own direction organically – like life – as I go on. Like life, or most of it, I have very little control over what I photograph. The only dictation in the series is how I select an image for it – like a movie director editing. I am always looking for that subtle feeling or look of a production still. What I do not control or cannot predict is how Life as Cinema will end.”
“If I have gained anything from this series, that would be that life is…”