Noam Oster

Noam Oster is a 16 years old photographer from New York City.

Noam is mostly drawn to composition. He likes working with symmetry and asymmetry. What he really loves to do, is taking spontaneous, unposed portraiture photos of people.

His influences are Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin, Raghubir Singh and Thomas Weir.

Noam’s project is inspired by loneliness. Here is his project statement:

The past few weeks have been punctuated by loneliness– a reminder that life isn’t, and may not ever return to, what it once was.

I find the lack of in-person contact with friends most alien. With every interaction at a distance, warmth isn’t communicated as well–missing the physical connection, who are we really?

The streets feel particularly unforgiving now, perhaps because they are unused to being walked on. And not seeing people’s mouths on the street makes it hard to tell how they feel which contributes to an overall sense of anxiety.

Even the space in my house seems a little less familiar each day, as the details I know so well recede and fade. I feel like an island; I’ve been isolated for so long, I need to reacquaint myself with me.

These photographs document my attempt to remain grounded in these surreal times. Never would I have guessed the end of our world, as I knew it, would be so colorless.

Follow Noam’s instagram account – @nastyphotographs

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