This image is the first of a series of still lifes entitled HEAD STUDIES. Shot on large format, expired ISO 25 film, my ambition with this project is to reduce post-processing to a bare minimum by performing the majority of image manipulation in the scene itself. Typically focusing on landscapes, the work in HEAD STUDIES could be seen as a departure from my normal work, and I am interested in depicting portrait photography in a more conceptual manner.

By using a glass mannequin head and employing continuous lighting, deconstructed picture frames to provide geometric structure and shooting through glass, this image is a study in abstract portraiture.