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Study for a portrait of Antoine Volodine
This image is accidental. My portrait of the French writer Antoine Volodine will be comprised of 3 panels: at left, a painting (eacjh panel measures 130x130cm) of Volodine screaming [progress can be followed on FaceBook, at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10204903304199757.1073741842.1154700579&type=1&l=31705b40ea]. At right, there should be another painting, but this time of Manuela Draeger (which is in fact another pseudonym of Volodine, so the person doesn't actually exist. We'll use a photograph of an actress used to reading his work), also screaming.
The center will be a digital print of a mixed portrait of both faces, this time with a neutral expression, reinterpreted using ascii-art and other digital manipulations in Photoshop.
I am using a photograph of a japanese prison of yore, famous for its political prisoners, for the background, and an elephant, which is an animal that makes notable appearances in Volodine's work. At this point, since I don't yet have the photographs of Manuela Draeger, I have applied a simple lateral fade over Volodine's photo. And I thought the way the elephant's wrinkles match up with the lines in his face was simply too good to pass up.
 
Elephant photo by Benh LIEU SONG, under license CC-By-SA 2.0.
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Study for a portrait of Antoine Volodine

Study for a portrait of Antoine Volodine

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