The two images have then been merged together to create an abstract representation of the person’s character – a ‘paired image’. Working with psychotherapist Philip Groom, who is also an artist, has provided the artist Jason Ashwood with what he describes as a ‘unique aspect’ to this process.
Ashwood said:-“The process of creating a portrait that reflects the individual’s character is incredibly rewarding. The portrait is a personal interaction that is captured in a moment in time, and it is the photographer’s job to both create and capture it.
I was therefore thrilled to be invited by Philip to develop a project which brought photographic and painted portraits of the same people together. Our ‘paired image’ concept came as physical manifestation of this idea.”
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5 – 9 November 11:00am to 8:00pm daily.
All images courtesy of Ashwood photography