One Hundred Blinks is the study of the passage of time on a compilation of faces, making a single human portrait from many. 100 faces, aged 0 to 100, are shown in sequential order, each person is between blinks. The head-and-shoulder portraits are filmed in slow motion with a shallow depth of field that is focused and centered specifically on each person’s eyes. Behind the subject, life goes on with an indulgent slowness of movement in the setting of a home, play park or workplace. Each portrait is a slow capture of an age between blinks. The eyes open, look at out at us, they close and the next person opens their eyes .
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After seeing the short films of my children, I would say that Lindsay has definitely managed to capture 'a beauty, a vulnerability and a wisdom' in the faces of a 12 and a 15 year old. So beautiful!