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Skin Deep: The Human Body Gets Shrink Wrapped

Thursday 08.02.2012 , Posted by

French photographer Julien Palast brings us a photo set entitled “Skindeep”, one where silhouettes of the male and female forms are presented behind vibrant gradients of color in a kind of “shrink-wrapped” presentation. Aspects of the the human form reveal themselves as the material Palast uses tightly hugs the subjects features.


What’s interesting about Skindeep is that despite basically shrink-wrapping and hiding the human forms, one can become more aware of them. The contours and curves of the female and male figures are slickly highlighted by the well-selected material: a gradiented array of vibrantly tropical colors with just enough sheen in all the right places. Different emotions are exemplified in the unique series where one can appreciate the human body even more through its sticky form.

via koikoikoi

Shawn Saleme

Written by Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a full time writer for Visual News. Having traveled to over 50 countries, his international escapades continue to influence his writing and perspective. When not in a foreign territory, he makes his home in his native San Francisco Bay Area. Become friends with him on Facebook and invite him to share drinks and stories with you.

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