If we lived in a universe where space could be flattened and folded to create a new dimension, our faces might look like those in Alma Haser's portrait series, Cosmic Surgery.
She does this by superimposing folded origami structures over original same-size photo portraits — taking 3D to 2D via photography, and then back to 3D with origami, only to be reduced one last time to a 2D image of an image, albeit with a trompe l'oeil 3D illusionist effect...
These disquieting "portraits" bring to mind cubist and surreal art as well as bug-like multiple vision and kaleidoscopes.
One unexpected side effect, for me, is that suddenly details in each photograph become increasingly important and integral to the success of the images as a whole. So, I notice the scruff of hair on the back of a neck, or the weave of a sweater, the general posture of the sitters, the hint of tattoo peeking out from a lacey blouse.
— Jim Casper
Two teen boys in Poland — Dominik and Marek — are inseparable friends as they "come of age", discovering sex, travel, adventure, and the follies of fashion — a Grand Prize award winning photo story!
Portuguese photographercreates ephemeral portraits of urban dwellers against the crisp backdrops of six modern Asian cities.
Intimate, temporary geographies of stream flow and seasonal rounds of freeze and thaw.
While these double exposure photographs depend on careful preparation and pre-visualization, the final results take off into the land of pure fantasy and imagination.