Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Photographic Typologies: Verner Soler

I discovered Verner Soler's work in the new issue of Fraction Magazine as part of their Typologies: A Group Show. The images below exist as part of his series Heads, a typological examination of extended family members in Switzerland. In the statement for this work, Soler asserts:

"I try and visit my family once a year, and every time I brace myself for the shock of seeing them age in yearly increments. Seeing my parents age this way especially, has been a painful experience as it is an unmistakable reminder of their (our) mortality. This realization was the impetus for making a definitive record of them that will endure.

The ensuing typology includes over seventy relatives spanning three generations so far. Their faces are photographed straight on, from each side, and under the same exact lighting conditions, achieving an objective comparison of facial features."

All photographs from the series Heads

All Images © Verner Soler