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The 'There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends' Series Focuses on Flaws

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: stevenson.info and inqmind.co
On one end of the portrait photo spectrum are fashion editorials with their airbrushed, posed models and on the other end are series like 'There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends.' Although not necessarily the opposite in terms of visual ugliness, what it does that those other photoshoots desperately try to hide is celebrate the flaws in every individual.

Shot by South African photographer Pieter Hugo, 'There's a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends' uses "a digital process of converting colour images to black and white while manipulating the colour channels" in order to emphasize "the pigment (melanin) in his sitters' skins so they appear heavily marked by blemishes and sun damage," reveals Stevenson.