This photographic piece is made out of 29 portraits of people, all transformed based on the experience of their face, rather than what they actually look like. Through studying the early work of Lucian Freud - characterized by the exaggeration of features on his models' faces and bodies - I worked with logical deformations. This meaning that a deformity won't come across as strange, as soon as everything around it is deformed using the same proportional logic. This can result in a painting-like feel on many of the portraits. It is clear that there is something unusual about the faces, but the deformation itself is not always a giveaway.
The name and format comes from the automatic passport photograph machines that can be found at train stations, and plays with an over-worked form of imagery within the framing of automatism. Because the models are all close friends or acquaintances, the series as a whole became a self portrait.