Set within an unknown time, The Lost Boys series presents an undercurrent of tension in a seemingly unruly world that is juxtaposed with signs of confidence and curiosity. Looking through the multi-layered dynamics of what it means to be an adolescent in a group, this series is also a metaphor for that inner/outer journey of humankind experiencing transition. What becomes clear is that the journey into new territory can ignite primitive instincts when we’re pushed to the edge. The artists imbue this series with the importance of transformation through self-reliance.
Diaz + Young believe that art is about conceptualizing an idea that can influence viewers and help raise the level of their understanding. Through these narrative photomontages, they present fiction as reality creating a visual dialogue that encourages both internal investigation and social discussion.