juan sanchez castillo affixes miniature figures on faces for making it up
feb 16, 2014
juan sanchez castillo affixes miniature figures on faces for making it up



juan sánchez castillo affixes miniature figures on faces for making it up
(above) playing in the snow
all images courtesy of juan sánchez castillo

 

 

 

using miniature figures and makeup, murcia-based photographer juan sánchez castillo creates small landscapes and scenes directly onto the face of a model. ‘making it up’ comprises a series of photos which animate tiny workers and children interacting with the female’s facial features. in one example, white powder transforms the model’s face into a snowy panorama, as cheekbones become mountaintops and the bridge of a nose visualizes as a steep, snow-covered slope, all the while small-scale characters are pictured sledding and rolling snowballs down the surface of skin. ‘painters at work’ presents two tiny overall-clad men, attempting to apply color to the giant lips that face them — with part of the lipstick removed, the scene simulates the painter’s work in progress. each vignette presents a combination of body art and miniatures, creating imaginative and whimsical compositions.

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‘the gardener’

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painters at work 

juan sánchez castillo affixes miniature figures on faces for making it up
painters at work II

juan sánchez castillo affixes miniature figures on faces for making it up
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