Portriat as Landscape
"Portrait as Landscape" is a series of monochrome images featuring the faces of middle-aged male neighbours that evoke questions as to the nature of both photography and portraiture. Although the images are photographic (lit. drawing with light), they resemble drawings with pencil. Whilst the subject matter is the face, in revealing every nook, cranny and blemish they have more in common with landscape than portraits in any conventional sense. They explore terrain and not personality, but though superficial they are not shallow.
Andrea Allan • Samantha Brandolani • Paul Czyzyk • Alexandra Davies • Alice Dickinson • Laura Dodd • Oskars Lablaiks • John Merrill • Jemma Wilcock •