The COVID-19 outbreak has imposed restrictions in movement. As part of an ongoing initiative, photographers of Magnum Photo are sharing information and new work made in these strange and difficult times.
Rebecca Cairns is a fine art photographer based out of Toronto, Canada. Originally initiating itself as a body of self-portraits, over time, my body of work has expanded into the exploration of inanimate objects and other people. I have found that within these exteriors lies a concise definition of how I see myself and all that surrounds me. My images are reminiscent of a dream – unclear, distorted and fictional. They are meant to portray the fact that throughout our everyday life we are only passing figures through an infinite amount of space and time – impermanent and always fleeing.