WOVEN PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID SAMUEL STERN

by Ariadna Zierold

david samuel stern, photography, woven, texture, brooklyn, picture, portrait, portraiture, geometric, distorted, kaleidoscope, upper playground

Brooklyn based Photographer David Samuel Stern builds a bridge between direct portraits and abstraction. His way of abstracting the images does not only offer his subjects a way to hide within themselves, but also turns digital photography into physical objects by adding geometric texture.

david samuel stern, photography, woven, texture, brooklyn, picture, portrait, portraiture, geometric, distorted, kaleidoscope, upper playground

Taking several photos of his subjects, Stern then physically cuts them apart and threads them together, causing both the image and the sitter to become a complicated fracture of bits and pieces we cannot fully make sense of. The series is a kaleidoscope of splintered identities, the distortion adding another layer to what would generally be considered a standard portrait.

david samuel stern, photography, woven, texture, brooklyn, picture, portrait, portraiture, geometric, distorted, kaleidoscope, upper playground david samuel stern, photography, woven, texture, brooklyn, picture, portrait, portraiture, geometric, distorted, kaleidoscope, upper playground david samuel stern, photography, woven, texture, brooklyn, picture, portrait, portraiture, geometric, distorted, kaleidoscope, upper playground david samuel stern, photography, woven, texture, brooklyn, picture, portrait, portraiture, geometric, distorted, kaleidoscope, upper playground david samuel stern, photography, woven, texture, brooklyn, picture, portrait, portraiture, geometric, distorted, kaleidoscope, upper playground david samuel stern, photography, woven, texture, brooklyn, picture, portrait, portraiture, geometric, distorted, kaleidoscope, upper playground