Project in collaboration with Kiril Nikolov
Live Photo-shooting, Large format analogue camera, Instant 4 x 5 inch polaroids, holographic plastic film, tripod, magic arm and light-box

The Aura Portrait Series is a series of photographs that portraits people standing and posing to the camera while being behind a curtain made out of a diffraction grating film (transparent plastic) that is normally used in instrumentation in the field of astronomy in order to study the light of stars. This material works as a prism, which means that it diffracts the light making thus visible on the material the colors of the spectrum (in case of the sun: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet). While standing behind the curtain, the visitor creates a sort of interference within this optical apparatus, thus projecting his or her silhouette surrounded by colors or what it is popularly called an Aura: An invisible emanation or field of energy believed to radiate from a person or object. Due to different reasons – the light conditions during the moment that the picture was taken, the position of the person behind the curtain, among others; this aura became something different and unique for each photography. Visitors could thus buy their own Portrait as an artwork, or otherwise leave it to be exhibited on the wall.

Shooting #1: Generali AG (Cologne)
Shooting #2: Art Cologne International Art Fair
Shooting #3: Ludwig Museum (Cologne)

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Shooting #3:
Museum Ludwig Cologne – Kunstnacht XVII
Live photo shooting: 80 visitors were portrayed.














Shooting #2:
Art Cologne – International Art Fair 2015
Live photo shooting: 65 visitors were portrayed

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