Elegant Multilayered Paper Silhouettes

London-based photographer Dan Tobin Smith, in collaboration with set designer and art director Rachel Thomas, captures the silhouetted profile of a woman in multicolored layers. The creatively dreamy works in this series titled Paper Profiles appear both illustrative and sculptural. While some may speculate that the image is digitally rendered, it is in fact made entirely by hand, as it is the creative duo’s signature style to fully construct the scene and simply photograph it.

By combining their areas of expertise and their variations in the way they work, the two artists are able to produce beautifully lit still life portraits. While Thomas prefers to work with a precisely calculated plan for her sets, Smith’s photography is driven by the spontaneity of light. It is especially impressive that Thomas has maintained the sharp profile of the woman without shadows creeping our of the contours of the figure. Even in the white profiles, there is a distinction between each layer. The careful placement of each sheet of layering is equally note-worthy.

Dan Tobin Smith website
Rachel Thomas website
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January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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