Cut-up Topographical Time-Lapse Portraits Are Like Woah

May 7, 2013 | Marina Galperina

“Misunderstanding Focus” is a very clean series of portraits from Japanese collaborators Hiiroshi Manaka and Yoshiharu Ota, aka Nerhol. Nerhol shot continuous photographs of each subject for three minutes, instructing them to stay as still as you can but they can’t. They fucked up. They moved, a little bit.

The slightly different portraits were then cut and stacked in a topographical layer pattern. “The concept explores the idea of time, human fragility and flaw, reminding the audience of shared corporeality,” says DesignBoom. And they look neat. And clean. Is what it looks like from inside a wormhole in Donnie Darko?