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Bodyscapes: Creating Landscape Photos With the Human Body

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Carl Warner isn’t your typical landscape photographer. Where most would take to the outdoors, the London-based photog creates landscapes in his studio. Previously, we shared his surreal photo series Foodscapes: landscapes created using all manner of edible products.

His most recent project is a departure from his work with food, and perhaps posed an even greater challenge. Dubbed “Bodyscapes,” the series turns the ridges, hills and valleys of one or more human bodies into strange and surreal landscape photos.

“[The project] plays on the sense of space in which we dwell,” writes Warner. “The external view of ourselves therefore becomes a more abstract and perhaps more intimate reflection of our inner being when viewed as a landscape or given a sense of place.”

Each photo is named based on the body parts it is composed of, and some are more difficult to make look landscape-like than others. At the top, we have Shoulder Hill Valley. Check out the rest — complete with names in the captions — below:

Elbow Point
Elbow Point
Valley of the Reclining Women
Valley of the Reclining Women
The Sleeper
The Sleeper
Fingers Cave
Fingers Cave
The Cave of Abdo-men
The Cave of Abdo-men
Shin Knee Valley
Shin Knee Valley
Pectoral Dunes
Pectoral Dunes
Headless Horizon
Headless Horizon
Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks
The Desert of Sleeping Men
The Desert of Sleeping Men
Desert of Backs
Desert of Backs
Cut Throat Valley
Cut Throat Valley

To see more of Warner’s work with strange landscapes, be sure to check out our previous coverage linked above. And if you want to see his ad work, learn more about the man behind the camera, or purchase some prints for yourself, head over to his website by clicking here.

(via Ufunk)


Image credits: Photographs by Carl Warner and used with permission

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