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The photo series titled ‘Camouflage’ by Carsten Witte captures the beauty of butterflies in a unique way. It projects their colorful wings onto the faces of equally beautiful models. By juxtaposing these two images together, the Hamburg-based photographer creates metamorphosis-like masks that connect human identity with the idea of change.
Although Camouflage by Carsten Witte is similar to one of his previous projects titled Psyche, which also centers around his affinity towards butterflies, this photo series focuses entirely on close-up portraits. It takes a more figurative approach when comparing humans, specifically women, to butterflies rather than turning them into fantastical hybrid creatures.
Other than the winged patterns projected onto the models’ faces, Camouflage by Carsten Witte showcases barely there makeup for natural beauty looks. These looks complement the nature-inspired theme of the shoot.