Misunderstanding Focus captures and traces the subtle movements of a subject during a period of three minutes, creating an effect where the image appears distorted and blurred.
Japanese artists Ryuta Iida and Yoshihisa Yanaka are collectively known as Nerhol, and have sent designboom images of their project ‘Misunderstanding Focus’. The work is created through a multitude of photographs taken of a subject over a period of three minutes, where during this sitting, the model is asked to stay as still as they can. of course, the ability to remain completely immobile is impossible, and the work captures this through a topographical layering of the many photographs taken during the short interval, generating an effect where the image appears distorted and blurred. The concept explores the idea of time, human fragility and flaw, reminding the audience of shared corporeality.