Eleventh Finger

2006–, Photogram and photography on gelatin silver print, fiber base paper, Various sizes, 26 works

This series captures people’s unconscious movements and gestures secretly, without looking through the viewfinder. The faces of the subjects are obscured by pieces of paper perforated in lacy patterns and applied to the photo through the photogram process. With the faces of the figures covered, their movements are rendered meaningless and somewhat comical; at the same time, it seems a comment of the right to privacy. The paper is perforated in a variety of both concrete and abstract patterns, its precise handwork creating a distinctive contrast to the grainy nature of the photographs. The eleventh finger in the title is the finger of the photographer, taking the picture, in addition, of course, to the ten fingers of the subjects.

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