Bizarre Nude by Weegee, 1955
Stretching by Weegee, 1950
Distorsión II, 1989-1990
Weegee (Arthur Fellig, 1899-1968)
Nude, Distortion, 1956
Untitled by Manuel Diumenjó
Untitled from the series Calligraphy by Manuel Diumenjó
Untitled by Man Ray, 1920
André Kertesz , Paris, 1984
André Kertész, Paris, Door Distortion, 1984
A culmination of a ten-year investigation into lenticular manipulation, Japanese photographer Tetsuro Sato presents, in his first New York exhibition, a selection of recent photo-portraits. Influenced by and rebelling against the Japanese phenomenon of the purikura—photo-sticker booths that beautify sitters using cutesy photographic manipulation such as blemish-erasing washouts and eye enlargement—Sato creates his own series of hengao (“funny/strange faces”).
Instead of digital alterations, however, Sato distorts the models’ images through the use of glassware and mirrors.
Distortion n°121 by André Kertész, 1933
“The distortion of a text is not unlike a murder. The difficulty lines not in the execution of the deed but in doing away with the traces.” —
Sigmund Freud, Moses and Monotheism.