This Photographer Replaces Human Body Parts with Fruits and Veggies

By: Katherine Pendrill - Oct 20, 2015
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French photographer Marwane Pallas released a photo series that involves replacing human body parts with common fruits and vegetables. Although many artists have used their work to explore the human form, Pallas' new series presents human bodies in unusual and provocative ways.

The series is called 'Doctrine of Signatures' and it features a series of portraits in which the subject's body parts have been replaced with fruits and vegetables. The unusual series draws inspiration from the ancient practices of herbalists, who believed that natural objects that reassembled different body parts could be used to cure diseases. The series mimics this traditional belief by replacing human body parts with an appropriate fruit or vegetable. The result is an unusual perspective on the shape of the human body.

Pallas' series demonstrates how ancient traditions can inspire modern artwork.