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    My personal contemporary art blog/website
Please visit my website and blog: www.alexiamedici.com
A Dance in the Dark: A series of portraits and self portraits
Light allows us to see what is in front of us; darkness allows us to feel the aura of those around us.
Darkness can be perceived as a warm thick blanket which allows us to feel more comfortable and less restrained and self conscious in front of others. It makes us feel anonymous and personal, which in turn makes us more akin to those viewing than when we wear our daytime mask and consciously try to appear more alike to those around us. This soul, or aura is what I am trying to project in my ‘Portraits in the Dark’ series; i.e. the essence of those in front of me.
Similarities: An Investigation on Hereditary Alikeness which goes beyond generations, age and gender.
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As part of an ongoing investigation on hereditary genes and the way they are received from parents and passed on to their offspring, I focus my attention on physical likeness in my Similarities series.

Unlike my previous work, this series of work is not based on image manipulation, making the project refreshingly simple. The exhibition consists of photos of real people on transparent sheets overlaid on top of one another – allowing the viewer to witness the resemblance passed through generations in a clear and easy way.

The process is extremely simple, yet the results are fascinating.

NB: the photos themselves have not been edited on photoshop, I have just made the layers transparent so as to better see the similarities between relatives.