Medic is a sensitive and intricate glimpse into human relationships during times of need and recovery. In this series of ten staged photographs, Thoreson has created isolated chambers within which we are witnesses to emotional happenings, exchanges, confrontations and life decisions. The artist is particularly fascinated with illustrating the depth of a love relationship by portraying only the individual in many images, exploring the weight of partnership, the sacrificial life perspective, and the burdened, selfless decision-maker.

In some chambers, we witness life changing moments; mercy, healing, humbling choices, memories recorded and legacies written. In others we see an exchange; affection, tenderness, and sacrifice. In the making of this work, the artist sought to understand some of the most rare and beautiful relationships in the world, to expose their most frail, vulnerable moments, times of great intensity, and most cherished inner workings.


10'' x 10'' image | 11'' x 11'' sheet


Archival Pigment Print on Hahenmühle Bamboo