Series of 20 Portraits. 2001
Fine art inkjet prints 83,5cm x 90cm Edition of 3 (+1 AP)
The series was an attempt to represent of the energy of life – seen through its animation of the facial features. This series of portraits depicts the mass of energy and emotion held within the physical framework of the body, whilst seeking to represent and recognise the character of the sitter manifested in their mannerisms.
Created over 150 exposures onto one piece of film – this character summary blurs the details and acknowledges the force which manipulates the surface revealing a sense of personality and spirit. These are 'period' portraits, not an image of a split second or fractional moment but a summary of 45mins each. As images they map the changes and inner direction of the sitter, they look beyond the suface.