#30 Nigel Tomm

by Allison H.

The artist took the approach of re-photographing a photograph creates something very different yet consistent in one series. Apart from the usual portrait photography, he intentionally distorted the paper, leaving all the cracks and rumples on the surface, which create new depths, new shadows that bring up the contrast, and some kind of landscapes were formed. The faces are transformed into abstractions, it feels like they are beaten. The result of this approach looks quite interesting, but it would have been better if I know the intention of the artist, is there any reason to distort people’s faces and not just because the visual looks cool.