Metaportraits


Statement

I love night trips, the sublimation of collective imagination, all the paths that lead to new destinations through Art.
Metaportraits draws its inspiration from Thought; a free fall into my interior places along grey areas that are looking for their breath through Time, between twilight and dawn, between shreds of dreams and ghosts blending with remembrances fallen into oblivion.

Franco Donaggio

Information

Metaportraits is an analog photographic project created between 1995 and 1996. This series is composed of 32 prints in limited edition:

Edition of 25, gelatin silver 16x20 inch. selenium toned, printed, numbered
and signed on the back by the author.

prints selling out :
pigment prints 16x20 inch. – at closing edition –

II artist's proof


The whole project has been realized with multiple shots on the same flat film - white and black negative 4X5 inch. Two bench cameras have been used, often with special masks during the shooting; one for the duplication of the subject portrayed in diacolor 2x3 inch. and the other for the shot of the background created with paper drawn with charcoal or with superimpositions of paper clippings especially created and then placed on an opaline back-lit screen.