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Diplopia is the abnormal perception of two simultaneous images of a single object that may disrupt balance, movement, or sanity. Through his photographs, Alec Dawson splits women’s naked bodies in two. He represents diverse situations through overlapping images, and demonstrates the duality of each character. Phantoms in ruined places, where time stopped and only memory remains; transparent bodies of one individual that coexist in the same instant, or the same being captured at a different time. Alec plays with quantum theories, where time travel is possible, and he manages to capture these travels though his lens. The resulting encounters are not fortuitous, but coldly calculated. Inviting, fun, aggressive and, to some extent, violent images are experienced by way of Alec’s creative eye, as he weaves stories in a single, unique plane Diplopia – double vision – is the principal characteristic of this series. It fuses our perception of two images in a single object. Alec transcends the duplication of naked feminine bodies, to the fusion of the moments captured with double meanings that transmit movement in a timeless instant.


About the Author

Alec Dawson
alecdawson Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Alec Dawson is a Mexican-American photographic artist who has been photographing the art nude since 2007.

Alec was born in Mexico City in 1975 and has lived in the United States of America, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Turkey, and Australia. Alec studied and received a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and has worked as a consulting engineer in that field since then. He has no formal training in the arts and is almost entirely an auto-didact on the subject of photography.

Alec enjoys exhibiting his photographic art on the internet as well as local exhibitions as well as giving lectures on the subject on the art nude to photographic societies.

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