City's-Portraits are digital photographic compositions, which envision and explore the cultural layers and history of a city. They create a contemporary portrait of a city's unique character, while shifting the borders and boundaries of Art, by redefining what constitutes a vision of history and a city's self image.
These portraits describe a walk in the city; they create the active dimension of multiple focal viewpoints, instead of viewing the city from one place.
Past, present and future are in one vision, which encompassing architecture, art, symbols, historic events, cartography and city archives. A multi-dimensional journey is transformed into a two-dimensional image.
While photographing a city, Nissim Men has a sense of being a small human looking up at the giant city elements, then later in his digital studio, he becomes the all mighty giant re-arranging the composition.
The images exist in between the real & surrealness of urban existence.
‘City’s-Portraits’ are promoted by limited editions series.
Like this the project can support itself and grow in time.
The editions are signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
Certificates of authenticity are available.
The amount of prints are up to 12 copies to each updated city edition.
Prints are on high quality Hahnemühle paper, other materials and mega sizes.
Different sizes and editions can be created on special request.
Once a city portrait is updated, the image will be expanded in its composition with further research and visuals from past and present to broaden the art-document of the city-portrait.
City’s-portraits compositions are growing in time and the limited editions can be updated according the growth and development of the cities.
By special request a specific building can be added into the composition to make it personal to the client.