André Kertész: Distortion of Form

I am currently working on my next collection and part of the collection is inspired by the photography of André Kertész, in particular his Distortion series.  The series includes about 200 photographs of Najinskaya Verackhatz and Nadia Kasine; two models who posed nude with their reflections caught in a combination of distortion mirrors.

Born Kertész Andor (2 July 1894 – 28 September 1985), the Hungarian-born photographer, dubbed as the father of photojournalism, is known for his then-unorthodox camera angles and style.

Here are some of the works I absolutely love:

I love the distortion of form, the strange yet beautiful images created through enlarged limps and lumps of flesh created by the mirrors normally found in carnivals. The thought that everything looks different from different angles, and how we always seem to be distorting the way we see things.

Whatever it is, the images are simply thought provoking.


X Alex

(All images from bulgergallery)

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