Nicolas Provost is a visual artist and filmmaker based in New York. His work uses the language of film to manoeuvre and influence the interpretation of images and stories. Tapping into our collective filmic memory, he manipulates time, codes, and form, twisting and shaping new narratives that tightly bind visual art and cinematography. The photographs appearing in Savage were all taken in New York between 2016 and 2018. Intensely cinematographic, the majority of these images draw the eye to a solitary figure caught in a moment of action, which in turn evokes a deep narrative impulse – familiar scenes that at the same moment exude a sense of underlying conflict and alienation.