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The Gravitas Image Series by Frederic Weber is Artfully Distorted

By: Jana Pijak - Published: • References: fredericweber.net and lanciatrendvisions
The "Gravitas" image series by Frederic Weber features a set of fragmented facial captures that distort the appearance of the photographer's human subjects. Reviving his contemporary take on a classically Cubist aesthetic, the artist explores gravity in a poetic sense and creates facial compositions using a variety of fragmented exposures and geometric volumes.

The result is an ambiguous and Picasso-inspired image series that is both illusionary and visually memorable for its viewers. Enhancing the presence of light in his film, photographer Frederic Weber captures subjects that vary in race, gender, age and appearance.

Once captured, the subjects' images are composed into collages made up of fragments that juxtapose youthful features with signs of old age and wisdom.