I first stumbled upon this image from Peter Freitag’s “Private Stages” on Today and Tomorrow, and felt an instant attraction. A bit of reading revealed this work as one of many collages that was conceived with some creative editing of amateur nude photos found on the Internet. Say what? I know, crazy, but each of the lovely pieces in this series was painstakingly crafted by layering hole-punched dots from several copies of the printed photo until the provocative content was obscured. As a girl who has spent many an hour cloning, patching and healing in Photoshop, I find his handiwork especially impressive. Check out the full series on Peter Freitag’s portfolio site for so many more beautifully transformed photos.
Besides the fact that this work is absolutely stunning, the colors and the playful layering of dots in this particular collage got me dreaming of other things.. fantastically feminine pieces inspired by the white and pink hues and the pattern of the circles, reminiscent of cascading bubbles from a freshly opened bottle of champagne. My mind has been known to wander..
Clockwise from top-left:
Cream pom pom scarf found in melelim’s Etsy shop ($10)
Hand-crafted rings bracelet from bluehourdesigns on Etsy ($60)
T-Los Angeles circle tee in off-white on Boutique To You ($110)
ASOS DARE studded hightop sneakers ($55)
Circle jelly flats from Marc by Marc Jacobs
Mesh teardrop crop top from Topshop ($40)
Champagne bubbles ring by Kate Spade ($55)
Marc Jacobs polka dot mini-skirt in rose and cream on MyTheresa.com ($660)
Scalloped shift dress by Robert Rodriguez on Shopbop ($594)
Sequined fold-over clutch from BCBGMAXAZRIA ($43)
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