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Bēhance

Bipolar: Analogical half

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    The analogical half: Talbotypes
  • My bachelor's degree project is an exploration and experimentation around the photographic act, the genesis itself of the photographic image. Alternating from an analogical, a digital and a mixed approach to it.

    I've used my own and my step bro's bodies as a landscape, a map about the way how society defines and build our sense of what means to be a man, to be hetero, to interact with others being members of a gender and a role.

    There's a lot of influences behind these series of talbotypes: Georges Bataille, Rosalind Krauss, Joan Foncuberta and Walter Benjamin, Nan Goldin, Raoul Ubac, Tor dahlin, Ivo Sedlacek and Carsten Witte among many others.

    The final pieces of the work are a box set for the talbotypes made over different papers (parchment, durex, fabriano, among others), an e-book for some of the digital images, a website and hopefully a printed book (let's see, economics are working against it right now).

    I have to give special thanks to my director Omaira Abadia, my step bro John for be the other model, my step bro Jef for be my anchor in the middle of a horrible depressive episode and a lot of friends and family.

    If you want to know more about it, give feedback and hopefully criticize it please visit:

    The project's blog: http://bipolaryourmung.wordpress.com/
     
    The project's website: http://goo.gl/1k4wI
     
    The digital half: goo.gl/hKfSI
     
    Two images included in the number 59 of F-stop magazine: True / False
  • This piece is right now exposed in: MAPPING: BORDERS, BODIES, MEMORIES, as part of the Filter’s fourth annual juried photo exhibition and will be a featured part of the 2013 Filter Photo Festival.