The central theme of the portrait series is pausing, coming to a rest for a brief moment in our fast paced world. We immediately understand that a 3D portrait is a disruption to our standardized flat perception of images. This evidence gains importance in times of social media where we click through numerous people and faces everyday, immediately dismissing anyone who doesn’t appeal to us at first glimpse.
Most often you can’t judge people at first sight. It takes a second look to virtually get an in-depth understanding of someone. Switching from 2D to 3D makes this perception obvious. It’s an amazing experience to witness a face becoming your actual vis-à-vis by means of a third dimension. There’s still the question: Is a three dimensional face more real than the flat image? Or is depth just another layer of illusion? In any case it’s a powerful metaphor for the importance of a second look or the change of view if we just allow ourselves to go on a journey with a face.