series / One eye sees, the other feels

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Blurring the lines

In this series, I want to connect graphic art, visual perception, and portrait photography with each other. The creative process always starts with a portrait that I’ve photographed, which I then draw without looking at the paper. Subsequently, I trace and cut the resulting picture and finally photograph it again. I find that not only the defining features of the portrayed individuals often shine through, but also some of their most basic emotions.

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