Portraiture may be one of the most commercial and widely applied uses of photography, but Danish photographer Peter Sebastian explores the darker side of this medium.
With a passing glance, his portrait photographs may seem decayed or damaged. Blotches of color peel away from the faces of the subjects and ink (or pixels) seems to run off in certain areas and collect in others. However, there is nothing accidental about these works.
Images are superimposed upon one another to produce chaotic and complex scenes within the bounds of a single form: the human face. Many of the photographs walk a fine line between surreal and macabre. They are reminiscent of the feeling one has when a dream is just about to decay into a nightmare.
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