Do you see what I see?
In the piece “Perception,” it is about the conscious manipulation of the image through simple means such as blurring or displacement through glass. This altered perception is intended to make visible the influence of our experiences on the world. What I see and how I see it is based on my experiences, patterns, projections. Are you really that beautiful, slim, arrogant, or sexy? Or am I projecting that onto you? Are you really looking stern and annoyed right now? Or is that my experience, my insecurity? What do I really see, and do you see it too, or do I only see what I know? Can I see anything new at all?
What happens when I consciously distort the optics? When I make my subconscious filters, invisible filters, visible? I want to show you, make visible, what our psyche, our experiences can do with an image. I want to make visible how it can be to perceive differently. To perceive distortedly. We all carry our history with us, which influences our perception. There is no absolute truth. Do you see what I see?
words, conecpt and photography by Verena Vötter – www.verenavoetter.com – @verenavoetter
model: Pamela Glatz of Louisa Models