Friday, 27 April 2012

We asked people in the gallery to draw a self portrait from memory.
Instructions to take a photo


We decided on a series of instructions to give to strangers in the gallery while asking them to take our photo. Here are the results.
Take My Photo

Using the spaces near Tate Modern as our location we are strangers passing by a simple question. 'Will you take my photo?'

Friday, 20 April 2012

Experiment 2 - String instructions

We are conducting a series of experiments to explore control within portrait photography. Our initial idea was to control the photographers distance to the subject by tying a piece of string between the camera and subject. We document the process at the same time. After reviewing the series of these portraits we decided the documentation photographs were more interesting, creating a more sculptural image.

Omer Self Portrait

The idea was about wrapping my face to hide my identity. This portrait was inspired by a photomontage at Tate by John Heartfield, where he used a piece of newspaper showing Hitlers face to cover someone elses face, obscuring their identity.