Portraits made in Metal Sheeting
This has been a little side project of mine. Someone in the portfolio walk portion of the New England Portfolio Review had suggested making portraits using the metal mirrors. I was skeptical of the idea at first, but the results have been… interesting.
Here is one of the more recent portraits, this time of the model Ramagious. The metal gives a soft, far away sort of look- almost like looking back through an antique mirror. The pose and the metal flattens some of her anatomy, making for an androgynous image.
The metal sheet in this instance was a piece of printing copper. It’s been used in multiple shoots and lately I have been leaving it in the garage and allowing the elements to take their toll, hence the surface patina. The changing surface has me thinking about a long term project using the surface corrosion as a metaphor for the passage of time. Something to ponder…