This work is about fathoming human nearness –
showing the gap between seeing and knowing
the observer just catches a small glimpse of the portrayed person
while the image comes into being
The portraits are shot on polaroid, chosen as the best medium due to the analogy between the process of getting to know someone and the emergence of the polaroid image, and got stopped in the first stage of development. Only the earliest and most rudimentary information gets depicted in the first layer of yellow.
The surface structures of the naked body build a night-blue landscape in the intimate light of the magic hour; the cold light turns the warm skin into an abstract mountainous scenery of dreamlike colours. Though you see the body without the masquerade of clothes, in close-up, this series doesn’t allow the observer to come closer but shifts the perception towards the unknown.