sara zaher imagines how late famous figures might look today sara zaher imagines how late famous figures might look today
jul 03, 2016

sara zaher imagines how late famous figures might look today

sara zaher imagines how late famous figures might look today




for the series ‘forever young’, visual artist sara zaher imagines how time might have taken its toll on iconic figures of the 20th and 21st century. though a combination of digital collage and photo manipulation, zaher attempts to humanize figures that have become sanctified within our cultural psyche. by choosing to edit recognizable photographs, the artist intends to maintain the original aspects of the celebrity beneath layers of skin and wrinkles. 

amy winehouse




famous figures like marilyn monroe, amy winehouse, tupac shakur and kurt cobain are immortalized as aged women and men. zaher‘s somewhat eerie interpretations re-ignite our recollection of the familiar faces and imagine their supposed appearances in present day — many years after the original photos were ingrained in society’s mind. 

sara zaher forever young
princess diana

sara zaher forever young
tupac shakur

sara zaher forever young
elvis presley

sara zaher forever young
kurt cobain



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