MONOCHROME


For her series Monochrome Portraits, Danish photographer Trine Søndergaard created portraits of individual people - not, as usual, in black-and-white or color, but monochrome. This color scheme continues onto the hand-painted frames surrounding the pictures. Each of the portraits is unique in its chromacity, has its own special tonality. Unlike other, more conventional portraits, the viewer learns nothing from these pictures about the names or identities of the people depicted; they remain anonymous. Sometimes shown from behind or sometimes in profile, the subjects never look directly at the viewer. Søndergaard is primarily interested in capturing a particular state of mind, an introspection reflected in small, subtle movements. In the process, she continually questions the notions of individuality and universality.

Portfolio Monochrome Portraits