Elisa Julia Gilmour, Wet Faces, variable dimensions, Inkjet, 2010. Courtesy of the artist.


Wet Faces (2010) is a series of black and white photographs that explore the shifts and changes that occur when a face has been submerged in water. The process of capturing this required the sitter to remain still for the varying length of the capture of thirty-six frames, which resulted in cinematic portraits of faces experiencing a moment of transition, from wetness and dryness.