Posted by: Ian – Jun 07, 2010
When does your face become a mask? If you could wear the same expression ceaselessly, and only change it when you want to, would you? I can't tell you what inspired Frederique Daubal in this work, but I can tell you of what it invokes in me. The idea of wearing photographs as masks is not new, but this application is. The slits cut make the work seem almost like venetian blinds to me, as both the subject matter and the model peek out towards the camera, hidden within their own visage. As the facial expression is pre-determined, everything is about body language, and makes for a very interesting study.
Found via Rachel Hulin's continually awesome A Photography Blog.