No, that’s not the official name of my time in Berlin this year but it might unofficially be. Instead it’s the theme of a photography project by Martin Gabriel Pavel and Marek Kučera. One person took a nude portrait of someone else, then handed the camera to that person who photographed someone else, then handed the camera to them. So on and so forth until it circled back around and the initial photographer became the final model. Unfortunately the article that I saw doesn’t explain how the models were found but the portraits all seem to be taken in the model’s own home environment.
I’m in two minds as to whether being in their own environment would make the models more comfortable or instead feel more vulnerable. It could go either way. What it has resulted in is a series of fairly intimate portraits. They aren’t wildly creative but they are honest and raw which is more important in a series like this. Should we do a Sydney version?