The architect Mies van der Rohe declared that “less is more” or that having just the essential things is far better than having way too much of superfluous things. This allows you to focus on what actually matters. The “torso”, as the core or the central part of the body, seemingly plays this role, and can inspire the viewer to imagine the features and emotions of the person as a whole.
This series is based on recycled images. I had done a studio shoot with a model from Bohemia named Mia and had discarded a number of images in which her facial expressions were not to my liking. Looking again at those images, I was struck by how strong, emotive and powerful her body was. It was as if her torso had its own thoughts, feelings and emotions.
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