Monday, March 7, 2011

Lets hear it for the boys

Apparently the eyes have it. Apparently they tell your whole story in a single gaze. I don't know about that, but I know that if you look at someone long enough you might just realise there is more to them than you figured before. Deep behind the persona, revealed through the layers, peeled away one by one, there may just be someone you've been looking for your whole life.

If you got to see the Martin Schoeller "Close Up" exhibition, lucky you duck. Framed to exclude context, the New York based photographer captures extreme close ups of some of the worlds most famous faces and then captures extreme close ups of some not so well known subjects, rendering each one no less important than the face before. Previously an assistant to Annie Leibovitz, Schollers uninflicted, documentary style photographs celebrate reality by undermining celebrity.

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