Gold Winner

The Enabler

Photographer

Matthew Usukumah

Category

Black & White Photography - Fine Art

Company

Submission Group

Amateur

Year

2022

Country / Region

United States

This photo is from a five-part series called “A (Bathroom) Scene”, an imaginative series of events that explores themes of enablement and avoidance, specifically when an individual needs introspection. The Woeful Hedonist, a role played by Julius Williams is dressed in a suit. The Enabler, the other role played by Nate Shelton, is dressed in a shirt and underwear. These queer characters act out the aforementioned themes. The written monologue for each of the five parts are in the Enabler’s voice.





“Tsk,

Tsk.



If you’re letting me enable you again,

you haven’t learned from past experiences.



Pause-



Are you trying to hide

your anxious state behind that suit?

Lol.



Anyway,

I don’t want to talk about (boring) things

like “introspection”.



I’d rather have some fun! :-)

Light this up.

Sip some of my drink.



Fuck y(our) problems. just enjoy (the moment).

...you will enjoy it, right?”

Credits

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Matthew Usukumah
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