I am fascinated with how visual metaphor can illuminate (perhaps change) perception. “Who?” is an endeavor to further develop these themes. 

It is a playful exploration - and perceptual challenge - of the literal and figurative notions of ‘portrait’ by photographing subjects in panoramic environments. Further perspective ‘distortion’ is explored by referencing the various facets of a subject’s personality by photographing multiples of each subject, the number of which is determined through extensive dialogue. 

It is also an exploration of understanding and communication - of overcoming barriers to communication. Having recently been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrom - one aspect of which is that non-verbal communication seems a foreign language - “Who?” has become a therapeutic device. Each image completed changes my perception, alters - improves - my ability to see.

© Greg Klassen 2017