Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Scientific Authority of Photographs

Yoko Okutsu, 2008

Photographs by Carlo Van de Roer from The Portrait Machine Project at M+B in Los Angeles.

Sara Rossein, 2009

The New Zealand-born, Brooklyn-based photographer created these images with a Polaroid aura camera developed in the 1970s.

Miranda July, 2009

"Designed to capture a subject’s aura in the same manner as a psychic might perceive it, the camera translates biofeedback into near-fluorescent colors that engulf the subject in the resulting Polaroid, as well as a computerized print-out analysis which interprets the subject’s potential, present emotional state and future possibilities."

Martynka Wawrzyniak 2, 2008
(All images: Chromogenic print, 50" x 40" editions of 5, and 24" x 19" editions of 7)

Visit M+B for more (and larger) images from the show, which runs through May 14.

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