For my project, I want to try and connect my interviewees with the audience via visual aids that don't include seeing the face. This lends itself to my research into 'how much do we rely on sight to connect with one another?'
A way in which I could achieve this in post-production is through collage. Looking through the book Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage, I found some artists that tend to obscure the face/body in their work.
Julien Pacaud uses collage digitally, it seems, often using very colourful backgrounds. The effect created is quite surrealist, and makes you wonder what the story is behind the image, why he's chosen those specific people, in that specific position, in that specific background. This curiosity is similar to what I'd like to bring out in my audience when viewing my work.
Eva Eun-Sil Han uses black and white photographs in her work, and cuts them into interesting shapes, repeating a pattern over the face. This is an unusual take on the portrait, and actually tells you a bit more about the maker, rather than the subject of the image. It could show Han as having obsessive personality, more than what the person is like in the photo itself.
Vincent Pacheco's work looks very contemporary in that he seems to use current magazine cutouts in his imagery. I like the ambiguous shapes created by the negative space, as well as the way the snippets only reveal a hint of the person in the image, always leaving the viewer wondering who it could have been.