If it weren't for its title, the photo series Colored People by JKB Fletcher, a photographer based in Melbourne, Australia, could easily be categorized as a series of paintings. In a way, they are. The only difference is that the canvases are human bodies and they have been immortalized on camera. Known for his beauty photography, this series takes it to the next level.
In fact, aside from the odd lips and shoulders that appear in Colored People by JKB Fletcher, it is hard to decipher what body parts are being shot. The photographer writes, "Using the human figure, coloured lighting, paint and pigments, these paintings move away from obvious archetypal reference and towards a concentration on form and surface." Hence the visually striking ambiguity. A person could lose themselves in each image.
Vibrant Close-Up Portraits
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