Weeknote 22

Sep 25, 2016

After my trip to Science Gallery in Dublin, I finally got to write up a small documentation page for Unseen Portraits 2. Over the course of the exhibition, which ends today, the installation took almost 20.000 unseen portraits of visitors. I'm very happy with how everything turned out.

Now, here are two more photography projects I saw and liked at Festival Images de Vevey:

Firstly, Icons by Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger recreates historic photographs in miniature. I found the attention to detail to be ingenious and the end results really amusing.

Secondly, the photos of Mangini Studio Series by Terry Brown & Gordon Stettinius are not only hilarious, but illustrate very effectively how perception of a personality is led by physical appearance:

For eight years, Gordon Stettinius has played with his own image by growing and dyeing his hair and sculpting his beard for Terry Brown to take regular headshots of him in the purest American tradition of studio photography. While he changes from one look to another, the artist is confronted with society’s perception of him and what started as a simple artistic project soon leads to great introspection. This wacky series illustrates the absurdity of prejudice based on physical appearance through a gallery of flamboyant characters embodied by Stettinius himself, giving the impression that the artist has lived 1,001 different lives.
Festival Images de Vevey