nerhol: topography of motion through layered photographs
jul 16, 2012
nerhol: topography of motion through layered photographs



nerhol: topography of motion through layered photographs
‘misunderstanding focus’ by nerhol
layered photographs

image © hiiroshi manaka and yoshiharu ota

 

 

 

 

japanese artists ryuta iida and yoshihisa tanaka are collectively known as nerhol, and have sent designboom images of their project ‘misunderstanding focus’. the work is created through a multitude of photographs taken of a subject over a period of three minutes, where during this sitting, the model is asked to stay as still as they can. of course, the ability to remain completely immobile is impossible, and the work captures this through a topographical layering of the many photographs taken during the short interval, generating an effect where the image appears distorted and blurred. the concept explores the idea of time, human fragility and flaw, reminding the audience of shared corporeality.


the work is made up of many photographs of the same subject during a three minute session
image © hiiroshi manaka and yoshiharu ota


the images appear distorted and out of focus
image © hiiroshi manaka and yoshiharu ota


image © hiiroshi manaka and yoshiharu ota


image © hiiroshi manaka and yoshiharu ota


image © hiiroshi manaka and yoshiharu ota


image © hiiroshi manaka and yoshiharu ota


image © hiiroshi manaka and yoshiharu ota


image © hiiroshi manaka and yoshiharu ota


image © hiiroshi manaka and yoshiharu ota


image © hiiroshi manaka and yoshiharu ota


image © hiiroshi manaka and yoshiharu ota


image © shintaro yamanaka


image © shintaro yamanaka


image © shintaro yamanaka


image © shintaro yamanaka


image © shintaro yamanaka


image © shintaro yamanaka


image © shintaro yamanaka


image © shintaro yamanaka

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