Don't miss the latest stories
Photographer Confronts Body Perceptions In Portraits With Magnified Body Parts
By Yoon Sann Wong, 07 Jan 2016
New York-based Turkish photographer Meltem Işık explores the relationship between how people see their own bodies and how others perceive their physiques in her collection ‘Twice Into The Stream’.
The series revolves around the idea that it’s impossible for anyone to see “a complete figure [of themselves] without the help of external devices such as mirrors and photographs, which to a certain extent shape the notion [anyone has of their own body image]”.
Using enlarged images of her subjects’ body parts, Işık confronts body perceptions by inviting them to pose with these magnified images.
With the models looking at their own frames rather than at the lens, Işık tries to “communicate something intrinsic about the personality of the models [and] how they relate to their own bodies”.
View some of her work from this series below and see more here.
[via Ufunk, Juxtapoz and Art-Sheep, images by Meltem Işık via Galeri Nev]
More related news
Also check out these recent news