In 1939, Semyon and Valentina Kirlian, a Russian electrical engineer and his biologist wife, discovered coronal discharge photography and dubbed it “Kirlian photography” – believing that these photos could provide psychic insights. “Aura photography” – as it’s now widely 1a known – is a specific type of photography and printing linking instant-film camera to charged metal plates containing biofeedback sensors. Jack Bowman is a studio portrait photographer interested in the revealing properties of aura imagery – at once visually compelling and conceptually ambiguous, with greens denoting healing and blues connected with empathy. Bowman references new age subcultures, with an air of the ethereal and immaterial.
Mia Ferullo uses self portraiture as a method to regain control over the perception of one’s body, depicting her figure unapologetically in paintings.
Ilyscia is a digital artist whose focus on characters and the human figure are inspired by manga, and provide an intimate lens into a fantasy narrative.