Inspired by the superstition that souls can leave the body if they are photographed, artist Samantha Sogeder explores the possibilities of photography to make this happen. For her, capturing the soul is one of the most important features of a successful portrait. The diversity and uniqueness of human personality should be made tangible.
Through the use of black and white Polaroids, the exhibition celebrates the slow and careful art of photography. Each Polaroid is the result of a conscious take and an attempt to capture the true essence of the person in that moment. The portraits were deliberately shot in black and white in order to distract from the external appearance characteristics and to focus on the charisma, emotions and stories of the people portrayed. [Katja Pobaschnig]