2009 by Michael Mastrototaro
Size: 13 x 18 cm
Technique: Digital photography and copys of drawings on C-Prints. Drawings on tax invoice cash sale paper.
The photo series EFFIGI connects the inner and the outer view of reality. It was realized while travelling through Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa.
Where is the border between the inner and the outer view of a scene? Where is the real re- ality for us? Everybody lives in their own world. We create an understanding of our surroundings through our social and acquisitioned memories. The feeling we get from a moment and its acceptance depends on all the memories of our lives.
EFFIGI is a photographical experiment, with the aim of presenting two perspectives of one experience. It connects drawings (inner view) with copies (photography) of reality. It is an exa- mination of reality and a media reflection of photography itself.