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Photo Hacking: Pixel-Inspired Photography From Diego Kuffer

With an aesthetic that’s part Cubist, part pixel glitch, Kuffer’s composite photographs are a sight to behold.
December 14, 2010, 4:26pm

Diego Kuffer is a Brazilian photographer who has an interesting way of composing the images in his photographic series In Transit. Kuffer takes multiple photos of the same scene, hacks them up, then remakes the image by compositely putting the pieces back together chronologically. The result is not too dissimilar from Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, which took the image of a nude and abstracted it, giving it a sense of dynamism and motion by successively superimposing images, making for a shattered aesthetic like that of the Cubists. Not by coincidence does Diego Kuffer call the technique he uses “chrono cubism”, and it’s interesting to note that the artistic inspiration has come full circle: Duchamp’s painting was influenced by stop-motion photography and Eadweard Muybridge, Duffer’s photos take inspiration from Duchamp and the Cubists’ paintings.

In Transit, as well as sharing the Cubist aesthetic and sense of movement, is also reminiscent of pixel art, with its blurry, blocky, disorientating squares that give the impression of glitches or an extreme close-up. Check them out for yourselves in the pictures above, and for the full series check out his website.

[via Boing Boing]