Pieces
Project info

“Pieces” is a series of printed self portraits on paper and then photographed again, focusing on the multidimensional capacities of one’s personality, and on the numerous potential aspects of our inner self. The same portrait was used in every image, only to support and enhance the idea of the countless possible “faces” we hold as individuals.
Humans are capable of experiencing fear and joy, love and hate, of getting angry or disappointed. These purely human inherent potentials are developed in the course of a newborn child’s succeeding life in society. The concept "personality" is connected mainly with the social and psychological aspects of an individual, such as the sense of dignity, self-appraisal, value orientations, beliefs, morality, aesthetics, social positions, convictions and ideals, and also the character, special intellectual features, style and independence of thinking, the specific nature of the emotional make-up, willpower, feelings.
One cannot consider a personality as something separate from the human being, or even from his general physical appearance. The personality is the “mask” that confronts us. When people have plastic operations and they change their external appearance, as studies have shown, something also changes in their mentality. Everything in a person is interconnected and affects the personality as a whole. What a person looks like is the outward expression of his inner world.
An individual may hold many different faces that according to the circumstances and experiences, shape and change like a piece of clay, guided by emotions, occasions, visions, dreams, and needs. What stimulates our brain, is mirrored on the outside, a reflection that is created by an inseparable connection between external-objective and internal-subjective manifestations of thought.
The subjects in the photographs, laying more like still sculptured entities, they embrace, absorb and process with sensitivity drawn from all the distortions of the crumpled, folded, or cut papers, whatever comes to our senses. Like many-sided prisms they reflect an asymmetric cognitive awareness. As the highest form of cognition, thought has a complex intrinsic structure. This supreme intellectual value that includes a Man’s concepts, judgements and inferences, is his most priceless possession.