Samer Chehade, Meds 2015
This photo was inspired by a line from the Blondie song Sunday Girl. In the song, Debbie Harry sings “she’s cold as ice cream, but still as sweet.” That inspired me to try to capture those two contrasting feelings in one shot. On one hand, the woman in the photo is dressed in a sleeping gown and just spent the night with the observer, her lover. There’s something very sweet about that. On the other hand, she appears withdrawn. No matter what he does or says, she’ll never open up fully to him. He will never get beyond the surface. In that sense, she can appear to be a very cold individual. Those conflicting notions will ultimately drive them apart.