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Photographer Prints Friend’s Body Onto Blocks for Quirky Photo Project

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Check out this quirky photo project by photographer Fabien Nissels titled Blocks. Nissels first photographed his friend Johan in a studio from four different directions for each part of his body (i.e. head, arms, torso, waist, legs). They then printed out the photographs and fixed them onto styrofoam blocks, placed the blocks in various locations and in different arrangements, and re-photographed Johan as a block dude.

No Photoshop trickery was used for any of the photographs. By shooting different expressions from three sides of Johan’s face (the front and the sides), Nissels was able to give his “block dude” different expressions based on which side of the block is facing the camera.

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You can find more of Nissels’ work on his personal website. Another of his projects, titled “Delicious Nausea,” consists of disorienting photographs shot through various transparent glass objects.

Blocks by Fabien Nissels (via Laughing Squid)


Image credits: Photographs by Fabien Nissels and used with permission


 
  • brob

    some of these work, some don’t

  • Mike

    wat

  • http://www.facebook.com/sin3rgy David Liang

    That’s actually pretty interesting, but does he have to be in tidy whitey’s?

  • ARRG_ch

    I agree. In my opinion only those where the placement of blocks mimic a real pose are good. Those with duplicated or misplaced body parts just look nonsensical and uninteresting. Good project nonetheless