Candy & Ice Cream Create Oddly Disturbing War Wound Portraits

Faces

Faces 5 is a 2009 series of portraits by Utrecht photographer Ashkan Honarvar in which he used existing pictures of young soldiers with facial mutilations and added candy and ice cream to photo-manipulate faux wounds on their faces.

Titus Verheijen says of Honarvar’s work:

The body, torn by acts of war, exploited by the sex industry or used as a tool for seeking identity, is the focal point of his work. This constitutes a search for a universal representation of the evil latent in every human, providing an opportunity for reflection. His aesthetic dissection has an intriguing macabre nature, which opens the images to interpretation.

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via io9 and Street Anatomy

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