In each of the portraits in Pascal Grandmaison’s Verre series a young person holds a piece of glass that covers almost all of the space of the picture. The works emphasize the photographic process, reflection (both symbolic and actual) and the planar surface. The subjects press forward, eyes downcast, their bodies aligned with the camera so that they can see their own reflections, just as the image of the photographer with his tripod is reflected in the glass back to the viewers of the works. The photographer and subject are joined yet divided by the transparent surface.
Materialsdigital chromogenic print on plexiglas
180.3 x 180.3 x 7.5 cm