Michalek’s slow portraiture

David Michalek, a former commercial photographer, focuses on portraiture as inspiration for his art. The series, Portraits in Dramatic Time, feature actors in a dramatic sequence which lasts between 10 to 15 seconds. This 10 seconds is then slowed way down in 5 to 7 minute short films. The actors work in a 10′ x 10′ space and are filmed with a fixed camera.

Slowed down, the detail of the dramatic iota becomes utterly mesmerizing and compelling. The high definition makes it even more fascinating. Stay with the piece above with Alan Rickman. It’s well worth the stretch of this 10 seconds into this 6 minute 58 second film.

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