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Equally Infinite (The portraits)

2011 - (ongoing)

Archival fiber prints
70x105 cm

Photographic series shown at:

Code Art Fair
Copenhagen (DK), 2017

Galleri Rasch
Bornholm (DK), 2015

6th European Month of Photography
Berlin (DE), 2014

Recent Graduates, Affordable Art Fair
Stockholm (SE), 2014

CPH Photo Festival, Tap 1
Copenhagen (DK), 2012

This project stems from wanting to show how different and alike people are at the same time – and how colorful. No one is only black and white or could be put in a box for good. My thesis is that everyone has these various shades of color that is revealed when we get close enough, but from a distance we might only see a few. The french philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas has inspired me with his two concepts totality and infinity to see that we can try to define each other or we can try to be open to the fact that we are ever changing. So I took ten of the people who I am fortunate enough to know on the inside and made them a portrait as a glimpse of their soul by photographing them through their chosen favorite nature spot – edited in the colors they had revealed me. This glimpse appeared to me for less than a second. For you, today, I’m sure they would look different and beautiful in another way.

Mette Hartung
Kirkegaard