Like many body art studios, Seattle-based henna company Sarahenna helps people celebrate special occasions. From wedding looks to embellished baby bumps, the talented team—led by founder Sarah Walters—helps clients mark major milestones with their artistic practice. What sets Sarahenna apart from the rest, however, is their dedication to helping others. In particular, they offer “henna crowns” to women who have experienced hair loss due to chemotherapy.
French photographer Lo Caillard visualized this project which brings a little modern flair to some perfectly sculpted, centuries-old masterpieces. To create this project called Street Stone, Caillard first photographed the statues and then he photographed his friends in similar poses, wearing selected trendy outfits. Using digital manipulation, and with some photo retouching assistance from French art director Alexis Persani, Caillard merged the two photographs together to create the illusion of the classic figures dressed in modern day garb.
The final results are a funny combination of two very different worlds. Caillard states that the purpose of the project is “to catch the eye of the beholder by the marriage of two worlds so different.” You can watch the video of the Photoshop process below. As you can see, the classic lounging sculptures suddenly develop distinct fashion sensibilities, donning cropped pants, Ray Bans, and plaid shirts and transforming into hipsters right before our very eyes.