For her series titled Face to Face, photographer Ann Hamilton placed a pinhole camera in her mouth and shot photographs by simply opening her mouth at people. Upon first glance, the view almost looks like you’re looking out someone’s eye.
Making the orifice of language the orifice of sight, a small pinhole camera is placed within the mouth’s interior. When my mouth opens, the film is exposed. The resulting image is a trace presence of standing or sitting “face to face” with a person or landscape. The figure or landscape becomes the pupil in the eye shape created by my mouth, much the same way as one sees a tiny image of oneself in the reflection of another person’s pupil.
You can find more of her work over on her website.
Image credits: Photographs by Ann Hamilton and used with permission