shampooed heads of hair photographed by cheuk lun lo
all images courtesy of cheuk lun lo
it is almost impossible, at first glance, to know the source of the swirling spherical masses pictured in the following series — are they photographs of liquid, bizarre floating orbs, or something else unidentifiable?
perspective and light offer a strange and surreal take on an ordinary human characteristic — hair. cheuk lun lo photographs heads from above, allowing for an alternative view of an otherwise standard, hair-washing routine. shampoo saturates the locks in a foamy white lather, letting it be easily molded and manipulated into a varied array of shapes, sizes and compositions. photographed on a pitch black background, the series — realized as a beauty editorial for numero magazine, china — sees hairscapes seemingly hover in mid-air, providing an abstract look at the human body and its artistic possibilities.