At BredaPhoto 2016, Jan Maschinski exhibits his project Vortex. This project presents improbable portraits of individuals in awkward moments, looking stunned or stoned. Maschinski shows hidden feelings and intangible oddities, which are the prime subjects of his pictures. What binds this portrait series together is the “far-away look” in the eyes of the subjects, although the conditions that bring about those facial expressions are neither explained nor revealed. Are these moments of self-reflection? Horror? Confusion?