The Dutch photographer George Maas who lives and Works in Amsterdam
is fascinated by storms, gales and near gales. Since 2003 he has
been creating 'wind sculptures'. Female portraits are printed on
white fabrics and draped over the head of a model. The model is
then photographed in places which are exposed to the wind. The liveliness
of the fabric and the shapes the imprinted portrait takes on, produces
a special, surreal image.
De photographer himself describes his windsculptures as portrait
photography. The analoque pictures are not digitally manipulated.
The images are real and only when you look at them they become surreal.
According to George Maas 'there are so many possibilities to make
interesting photo's in the real world, that digital manipulation
seems out of date.'
Since 2007 George Maas has started to make his 'frozen sculptures'.
The concept of these portraits is similar to that of the wind sculptures.
However now he freezes his portraits.
At the moment George Maas is working on a sequel to his wind sculptures,
with male models looking up.
All the Artwork shown at this
website are for sale. Prices on request.