Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Virgilio Ferreira

Virgilio Ferreira is a Portugese photographer who is fond of experimenting with focus, or the lack of it. His previous series, Daily Pilgrims, was a series of portraits in which the subject is blurred and the background is in focus (the series is currently on show in Braga, Portugal). In his latest ongoing series, Uncanny Places, Ferreira has experimented with a new technique involving two exposures of the same subject in quick succession (no digital involved, film only). His aim “is to create a notion of continuity between “there” and “here”, where two points in time overlap in the same place.” The images are unnerving and he certainly achieves the “strangeness” he is aiming for.

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