Cecropia by Christian Schoeler Maldonado
About the project:
“Unless you clearly see that ugliness Which makes me beatiful, You cannot know that there is a certain Ugliness more beautiful than any beauty. - Il Vertunno dell’ Arcimboldo Don Gregorio Camanini Milano, 1591.”
Inspired by the work of Arcimboldo in the 16th century, this project became an investigation on the relativeness of the beauty. Each photograph shows one individual leaf from the Cecropia tree after one month of it’s fall. They are naturally transformed into organic shapes and sometimes into weird faces and masks or even human figures. Captured in the way they were at the moment, but carefully positioned and lightened to better show it’s individual character.