Manuel Pandalis, Pure 'Elin', 2011


Artist: Manuel Pandalis
Title: Pure 'Elin'
Size: sheet 42 × 64 cm , 40 x 60 cm artwork
Dated: 2011
Signature: right bottom corner
Numbered: left bottom corner, 1/10
Series: Pure
Edition: 10
Medium Type: offset print
Certificate of authenticity: included
Publisher: Leica Camera AG
Image rights: © Muetos Gallery
Condition: Good (A-B), mild signs of handling,
Frame: Not included

About the artwork:
'In the course of hIs vIsual expedItIon into the intImacy of human physIognomy, Manuel PandalIs has created the unIque portraIt gallery ›Pure‹.
... The idea for this portfolio developed more or less by chance during the daily work of the Hamburg fashion pho- tographer Manuel Pandalis and has since become almost an obsession. The photographer began to think that the day-to-day work of models who market their faces and bodies for campaigns and products provides insufficient freedom for them to express their own individuality. It was the styling and wishes of clients that dictated the look – not the personality and character of the models. This is when Pandalis’s idea began to bear fruit: his wish to pho- tograph directly and without the facade of makeup. And this led him back to one of the most exciting and essential genres of the medium. Since the invention and introduc- tion of photography, the greatest fascination has always been found in the field of portraiture. Due to its unique depictive properties, photography has always reflected contemporary society, the spirit of the age, and, above all, the unmistakable individuality of the subjects portrayed...'