From The Luupe:
In Look at Me Like You Love Me, Jess T. Dugan reflects on the ways desire, intimacy, companionship, and our identities shape each other. Dugan weaves self-portraits, portraits of individuals and couples, and still lifes with diaristic writings reflecting on relationships, solitude, family, loss, healing, and the transformations that define identity.
Dugan works slowly and collaboratively, creating photos that go beyond the specifics of a particular person or place. They use medium-format cameras and natural light, to evoke and reimagine the conventional dynamics of art-historical portraiture. All together, Look at me like you love me highlights the constant dialogue between seeing and being seen.