Transmutation

Transmutation

Transmutation

“ I like to photograph things to see what they look like photographed.”
Gary Winogrand

In these images Kimber draws distinctions between the portrait and persona, allegory and mnemonic states. Taking 19th century daguerreotype portraits, ( the first commercial photographic process) from over 150 years ago, he photographs these faces then wraps them physically around a mannequin’s head and rephotographs them, capturing the chance transformations and resulting transmutations and aberrations. In the process of changing dimensional and material states something’s are gained, others are lost, as these people; who may have gone on to live long, full, lives or short, perhaps troubled existences look back at us over an unbridgeable expanse of time.

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