Dominik Hollaus is a young photographer and graphic designer from Innsbruck, Austria. After studying and working for several years, he has developed his own style.
In his portfolio we find photographs with a clear and clean aesthetic, in which the subject stands out above everything else. This technique has led him to collaborate with various brands and organisations such as Chanel, Pomellato or Tom Ford.
However, we were particularly impressed by two very similar personal projects, Negative Cuts and Strip Portraits. The peculiarity of these two photo series is that Dominik Hollaus somehow assembled one image on top of another onto film to make them like a sketch.
Let us explain: the images that are part of these works are real collages made by cutting and joining together very small strips of photographic negatives by hand. Once all the pieces are reassembled, the photographer re-photographs them: the result is extremely modern and appealing.
The subject, be it a building or a portrait, remains recognisable, but its shape is fragmented and its perspective and proportions completely destroyed. Only in this way can new and innovative interpretations be ventured.
Photo credits: Dominik Hollaus