How often do you allow a stranger to take your picture? Photographer Adde Adesokan approaches unknown people on the street and asks to photograph them. In fact, the Germany-based photographer has started a passion project called Triptychs of Strangers that also requires him to get to know his subjects. His short and concise mission statement reads: "meet strangers - get to know them - take three personality-matching body shots - make them one."
It's Adesokan's triptych technique, which essentially involves displaying an image (or a number of images) across three panels, that makes his particular series stand out from your average photography project. By separating each of the portraits into three frames, it allows the viewer to choose whether to soak in the image as one whole entity or translate each panel individually. My initial reaction was to see it all at once, as if they were distorted little bobble-headed figurines. After my quick re-evaluation of the picture, my approach was to dissect and interpret the separated images on their own and then to view the image as a whole again.
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