Brazilian artist Lucas Simões explores expression and the art of storytelling in his series “Destretratos”. For it, he invited close friends to his place to tell him a secret as he shot their portraits.
“My intention was not to hear their secret,” said Simões, “but to capture the expressions of each one at the moment they revealed their secret. I also asked each one to choose a song for me to listen to in my ear phones while I photographed them. And, after the photo session, I asked each one if the secret had a color, and these are the colors the portraits carry. From this photo shooting session I chose 10 different portraits to cut and overlap.”
Layering so many photos on top of each other, he cut out rifts across each person’s face. Sometimes, geometric or jagged. Other times, flowing and fluid. The resulting patterns with their accompanying colors allude to the possible emotions and expressions of his subjects as they tell their stories. [h/t juxtapoz.com]