Natural Homunculus

Sofie Ericson and Ida Sandberg joined me for a Sunday dance/yoga photoshoot. Sofie is a dancer who is training to become a naprapat and Ida is also a dancer, who is curious to find new ways of expression and movements in her art form. We met up around lunchtime and started with some dance photos, before changing pace for more slow yoga and finally some portrait photos.

Sofie Ericson
Sofie Ericson
Sofie Ericson
Ida Sandberg
Ida Sandberg
Sofie Ericson
Ida Sandberg
Ida Sandberg
Ida Sandberg
Sofie Ericson and Ida Sandberg
Sofie Ericson

The Cortical Homunculus (wikipedia) is based on the concept that the sensory and motor regions of the cortex have different sized representations for different regions, ie there is a larger part of your brain responsible for the sensory input from your hands than from for example your legs. Artists have created small humanlike statues with grossly distorted anatomy to reflect this. We wanted to do something similar, but using a wide angle lens and playing with perspective.

Sofie Ericson. Homunculus. This is shot with a Nikon 20mm lens at very close range.
Sofie Ericson. Homunculus.

We ended the photoshoot with a series of photos taken with my tilt-shift lens, which allowed us to rotate the plane of focus in so that it was no longer parallel with the image plane. This made it possible to focus on specific details in a photo, drawing attention to them.

Sofie Ericson and Ida Sandberg
Sofie Ericson and Ida Sandberg

Many thanks to Sofie and Ida for a fun photoshoot!

Instagram: Sofie, Ida, Johannes

— Johannes

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