Portraits - they've been the means of capturing the likeness and essence of their subjects since the inception of the camera, and even long before for the subjects of many paintings done though out the span of history. Over the years, the posing, techniques, the lighting, and even more recently, the psychology behind the photos has absolutely evolved to affect every aspect of how portraits are captured. One thing hasn't changed though as much and that's the medium. Fast forward to now, and bring into the frame, Marcelo Mandruca, a photographer from Sao Paolo, Brazil that made his subjects believe they were posing for a long exposure project, but he was in fact, recording video for 60 seconds of each of his subjects.
What you get from these brief video clips, is the unashamed opportunity to stare at another persons face, in detail, something that normally in most social settings would be a little awkward to say the least. In these brief glimpses though, you will get to see everything, and I mean absolutely everything in what makes up that persons face, from the little lines and creases you may not have noticed in a regular photograph, to the little tweaks and twitches that everyone's face makes naturally at rest. On Marcelo's website, you can view the entire collection and it's definitely a very different and unique take on one of the oldest art forms around.
Marcelo's website has the full list of portraits available for you to check out and I highly encourage you to check it out and let me know what you think in the comments below! do you find these more captivating than a normal still frame portrait or do you feel like these are more intimate and engaging?