4th Person is series of experimental in-camera multiple exposure portraits. Each image is composed of three different persons, all whom are related both to each other in some way as well as to the photographer. The people photographed are friends, colleagues and family members.
The images are produced by careful utilisation of light and shadows with all three persons present in the same location at the same time. The combining of the facial features happen during the photo shoot. The process has a conscious element of stochastic tinkering to it, which underscores the feeling of craftsmanship and the human condition.
The purpose of the technique is to reveal a common denominator of those being photographed, without clearly revealing any one person to the viewer. This way each image seems to present a fourth person, someone who really doesn't exist, but still expresses something common, perhaps an essence, of the subjects photographed.