Foreign Currencies Combined to Form New Unique Faces

Lyon-based photographer Philippe Ptremant’s series, Les Sept Mercenaires (The Magnificent Seven), is a clever spin on portraiture. For the project, the artist collages together paper money from all around the world to form the faces of different political figures, including Che Guevara. He simply folds and arranges the paper, and then secures it all together with a paperclip.

Ptremant’s project is a visual exploration of cultures as their currencies mesh together in unexpected forms. Each portrait is dependent on the placement of each bank note and they can only exist as a collective whole. There are two parts to experiencing this work. First, viewers can attempt to see the face as a whole, squinting to blend the parts together. Second, viewers can enjoy the process of identifying the various monetary notes and their countries of origin. The surprisingly curious choice of materials turns out to be both a still life as well as a new twist on the old, classic portrait painting.

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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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