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‘Woven Portraits’ by Photographer David Samuel Stern

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Kosuke Kawahara, Artist (I)

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Emma Bailey, Poet

There is something allusive about the artist, their creative process and inspirational muses always a bit of a mystery. Photographer David Samuel Stern plays upon this idea by transforming the faces of composers, designers and other creatives into abstract objects for his series Woven Portraits.

Taking several photos of his subjects, Stern then physically cuts them apart and threads them together, causing both the image and the sitter to become a complicated fracture of bits and pieces we cannot fully make sense of. The series is a kaleidoscope of splintered identities, the distortion adding another layer to what would generally be considered a standard portrait. As Stern makes note “In hiding some things, we reveal others.”

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Katie Wynne, Artist

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Seán Curran, Choreographer (II)

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Bill Frisell, Musician

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Austin Furtak-Cole, Artist

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Tadeusz Dabrowski, Poet

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Jonny Rizzo, Writer

All images © David Samuel Stern

via The Jealous Curator

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