The Saccades Portraits result from an ongoing research which is inspired by the workings of visual perception, photographic time and the relation between the observer and his subject.
By employing custom build software and hardware, the photographer’s eye movements are tracked and processed. Mapping the points of gaze with the scene looked at, image fragments are extracted and reassembled in the resulting image.
As a consequence, the act of looking itself becomes an image-creating action. A mental map of the person’s visual impressions is created. The final image is both a portrait of the model looked at as much as of the photographer, whose patterns of perception are in-written in the image.