Diptych Drawings

This series of ten pairs of photos and drawings of elderly men and women featured in profiles or in straightforward mug shots explores the ideas of traditional portraiture, drawing and the photographic process.


The drawing component of these tightly cropped portraits resembles daguerreotypes and is executed in negative on layered mylar and glass. After drawing his own negatives, Goicolea then inverts them to create a positive photographic mirror of each drawing. This series of ten pairs of photos and drawings of elderly men and women featured in profiles or in straightforward mug shots explores the ideas of traditional portraiture, drawing and the photographic process. The drawing component of these tightly cropped portraits resembles daguerreotypes and is executed in negative on layered mylar and glass. After drawing his own negatives, Goicolea then inverts them to create a positive photographic mirror of each drawing.