Detouched, 2007-14
inkjet prints of moles, blemishes, wrinkles and stray hairs, 4 x 5 to 30 x 40 inches

A collection of abstract portraits. My professional work as a digital photo-retoucher, which involves eliminating imperfections such as blemishes, shadows, dust, and other “unsavory” elements in photographic portraits, influenced this series. The final works are created from the physical “flaws” that one uses to define oneself—wrinkles, moles, blemishes, and stray hairs—which are often removed from commercial portraits. Each face is digitally erased except for these imperfections, which now seem to float in a white void. This new configuration no longer bears any facial resemblance and instead it suggests a nebula or celestial body.
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