Maciek Jasik (1978, Poland) is aware of the limitations of photography, of what it can express. Instead of wanting to create 'straight' portraits, he rather aims to capture the complexity of the soul as a vibrant sea of colour; to reach a balance between aesthetic, emotional, subtextual and more mysterious concerns. This idea is somewhat reminiscent of the Kirlian experiments from back in the days when scientists produced photographic images typically showing a silhouette of the object surrounded by an aura of light. Around 1939, The Russian scientist Kirlian and his wife were convinced that their technique showed a life force or energy field that reflected the physical and emotional states of their subjects. Now Jasik has found his own way of experimenting with capturing the essence of human beings.