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Single Line Portraits
Single Line Portraits is a photographic series, which uses projected light to simplify the human form.
A single beam of light is projected along the profile of the subject. The thin line follows the shape of their face, and in some instances, their whole figure.
The resulting images resemble calligraphy, with many of the portraits a single unbroken line. This reveals subtle details; stubble, the texture of lips, a glint of light reflected in their eye.
The images are not artificially created in any way, but the process results in images which in some instances appears almost unreal.
Single Line Portraits is a part of my wider Light series, which I’ve been working on for about five years now. This series is concerned with identity, form, and how they can be reduced while still retaining the unique qualities which make us individual.