Selina Roman
Installation View of Please Disturb at Gallery221@Hillsborough Community CollegeInstallation view 2 of Please Disturb at Gallery221@Hillsborough Community CollegeInstallation View 3 of Please Disturb at Gallery221@Hillsborough Community CollegeDrip Dry GothicThey Always Remember What Comes Out of Your MouthDraped, Bedspread and DrapesUntitled (Shower)(Your) Pastels Belie Darker DesiresPlease Do Not DisturbSuspiros en Rosa y Azul (Sighs in Pink and Blue)Dawn FlotationUntitled (Child in Sequins with Shadow)Solar Flare IIConsequences of a Lesser DegreeIntersection of Light and DarknessMiami Vice on a Motel TV in MiamiSequins Speak Louder than WordsPathological OptimismYou Seemed InterestedForensically SpeakingThat Liminal SpaceOde to HorstPuddle StudyTahitian Pool StudyBubble Wrap BathBubble Face StudyLittle Edie-esquePool Light Submersion StudyBubble Wrap SilhouetteParadise Landscape and Denim Couch Study,
Please Disturb
From check in to check out, I use the motel room as a studio. Guests visit me in two-hour blocks in part studio visit and part photo shoot. Within a space that is both intimate and impersonal, my guests and I talk and collaborate on the images we will make. Each session creates unique images and are a product of concocted stories, shared memories and crossed physical and psychological boundaries.

Every motel has its own personality and vibe, just as its temporary inhabitants, and I am interested in the intersection of place, performance and play.

The first phase of the series took place at the Tahitian Inn in Tampa over two days in June 2015. I continue to process images from the shoot and will be posting more here. Future Please Disturb sessions are in the works and will take place at different motels.