Skin Deep: The Human Body Gets Shrink Wrapped

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.

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Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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