negative portrait
 positive portrait      Project consist of 2 parts:   - multi-pinhole photography diptych (negative & positive), 100 x 80 cm   - series of 7 slected original multipinhole matrix     The project has been executed in a multi-pinhole technique. I wanted to make the placing of the pinholes a key factor in the construction of the picture. I managed to arrange pinholes in such a precise way, so that its density would create brighter and darker parts in the picture, thanks to higher or lower multiplication. One should look at the picture in two ways. From far it presents my portrait. From close-up it shows hundreds of tiny self-portraits that create the whole image. The project consist of two series – one in negative and one in positive. The first set is an original negative paper while the second one is a baryta contact print based on the first set. The work in negative is raw, while the contact sheets’ levels of light had been adjusted during the process. Fragmentary character results from technical specifications of pinhole photography. Because the work is bigger than my face, and consist of many pieces, exposing had to be done in batches. This portrait represents image of my person, but being affected by modularity and qualities of pinhole photography, it disturbs the similarity. Thus is places itself somewhere between sameness and otherness, between similarity and dissimilarity.
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 multipinhole matrix
 one of original multi-pinhole paper negative.
 one of original multi-pinhole paper negative.
 one of original multi-pinhole paper negative.
 detail, baryta contact print
Dissimilar
 detail, baryta contact print
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