Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The You Project















This is the work of Dutchman Hans Hiltermann.

'In 2001, after seven years of experimenting, Hans, a photographer,  found his form: manipulated portraits of people looking right into the camera. He simply called it YOU.
Over nine years that have passed since, Hiltermann realized over 400 portraits – all exactly the same: with no  makeup, no jewelry, no hairdo, no visible clothing, no preference. No smile, no seduction. No reaction. 

..the paradox of minimalism: by removing everything, you see everything..'




text cited from



some images and original article found here. thank you:)









2 comments:

Hans Hiltermann said...

The portraits are not manipulated.
I use Photoshop, only as my darkroom.
thank you for posting the the article about YOU.

Best regards.
Hans Hiltermann

Emmaandmaha said...

Thank you for the correction Hans:) And much success on future endeavours!

Yours truly, Maha