Is it real or is it my imagination? Italian Photographer Gustav Willeit mystifies the mind with his astonishing photo series PERSPE. Each photograph may appear real at first glance, but when the viewer takes a deeper look, a mask of doubt and suspicion cloaks the first veil of perception. These unique photographs take our minds to a surreal land of what is and what isn’t.
In the series PERSPE, photographer Gustav Willeit creates a parallel universe, showing an environment, which appears real but was actually invented. The viewer is able to recognize the natural origin of the picture, remaining in doubt though, hung in a space between reality and fantasy. The human element, which is often to see in Willeit’s work, is never located randomly but has the task of giving the observer an element in which to recognize himself, creating a balance between truth and falsehood. The theme of the mirror and the double has always fascinated man and the pictures from the series PERSPE are wildly suggestive and possess a sense of mystery, existing somewhere within the border of illusion and reality.