About the Book
German artist Thomas Zika is working with the medium of photography in a very experimental approach. Within the scope of his project "complete persons" he shows fictious portraits, which are not photographs shot with a camera, but derive from huge self-drawn negative film sheets coloured with translucent albumen pigments. He creates his psychic friends by folding collages from female and male models printed in fashion advertisings. For his pictorial transfers on acetate film he works with colours formerly used to retouch aesthetical and technical mistakes on analogue photo prints and negatives. The result is a disturbing visual fantasy about the failed or forced or neccessary integration of the anima- and animus-archetypes into a person.