ABOUT : Replica is a series of 8 portraits shot on Impossible film with the Instant Lab. As the first exhibition of its kind , Replica combines 3D computer-generated imagery with instant film, exploring relations between virtuality and reality.
«In this series, I wanted to do the opposite of classic portrait photography which is always about capturing the moment, the instant of truth. Here, the model is at first shot at 360°. The set of images I get is then compiled to create a 3D model of the subject, transfering it to the virtual world. The model can then be edited : deformed, textured, enhanced. Light, focus and positionning are also decided during this digital step. Once the image is complete, it is exposed on Impossible film through the Instant Lab.» Trompe-l’oeil images result of this blend of two antinomic technologies : the misleading digital meeting the irrefutable analogue.
«With Replica, the computer generated 3D image isn’t trying to convince the viewer of it’s veracity. On the contrary, it plays with aesthetic codes of digital glitches and exposes itself as the result of a digital manipulation. It is the «printing» of these images on instant film that gives this hybrid work all of its tension.»
YEAR : 2013
TECHNIQUES : Polaroid photography, CGI, Plexiglass
SIZE : 31cm x 11,5cm