Sherif Elhage

The photographs research the interaction between overexposed and underexposed areas in space and the disturbances in the visual field of perception that result from this.

In Look Twice, the frame centers on flagpoles that divide the landscape and produce a diptych effect. Using overexposure as the basis for this material, this series highlights one element or subject that constitutes the photographic process.

These bodies dematerialize the geometry of the photographic space and recompose a new reality. Intrinsic to the landscape, they become disruptive. Pushing the exposure to the extreme, areas of light and dark, empty and full. These pictures tell a story of this diversion without the fictions of digital manipulation or retouching; a photography representing a world that is naturally fragmented.

— Sherif Elhage, Paris, France