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VIDEO PORTRAITS

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Evan (2014)

 

John (2014)

 

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Soonja (2014)

 

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Irene (2013)

 

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Selfie 03 (2013)

 

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Werner (2014)

 

As you may have noticed, I love portraits. Traditional portrait drawings, paintings and photographs capture only one point of view. I want to see more; more expressions; more of the “volume” of the head; more personality. I had previously addressed this in my Lumpen Portraits USA and Lumpen Portraits Brazil. Let’s try another approach. What can video add?The set-ups were all ad hoc. No tripod. No studio lighting. Just posing in front of  a north facing window. I asked my friends to give me one minute, starting with eyes closed and finishing with a smile.

Note: Because mobile devices do not have auto start for video, I made animated gifs from the videos. You might think the experience would be very similar, but… Oh, you’ll be the judge of that.


VIDEO POEMS

 

These video shorts are expressions of words, images and sounds I have been collecting in a journal since February 2015.