Displacement is a central theme of contemporary life as an expatriate. But what does displacement look like? In this series of formal portraits of people who have moved away from their home, the plastic drop cloths reference seamless backgrounds associated with studio portraiture while simultaneously playing with the notion of the environmental portrait.

Translucent but not clear, the sheet allows the background to be visible but denies the viewer the ability to read specific details of the objects and elements surrounding the subjects. While displacing the subject from their surrounding. (20 images total)