United Divides: Surreal Portrait Photography by William Farges

William Farges, Your Hands - hands touching back

Note: Contains nudity.

In “Black Line,” photographer William Farges “cuts” bodies into two, creating a distortion without any digital retouching. The images show models sitting quietly with a black line bisecting them, while hands reach out from several angles to comfort or entice them. In creating this division (or “caesura,” as he describes it), Farges does not seek to alienate the body, but rather to create a new one using the photographic medium. In the gap between the frames, the viewer pauses, sees, and subconsciously accepts the body as it is beautifully and strangely reborn.

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