Describing ‘Los Fridos’ in a casual conversation is definitely a mouthful, as well as a difficult task.
First off, it’s a photo series inspired by acclaimed Mexican artist Frida Khalo. In it, porcelain skin models are marred with Khalo’s signature unibrow and facial hair, giving them the likeness of the artist they’re paying tribute to. In addition to being a photo series, the pieces also showcase models painted on half of their sides, emulating Khalo’s work while giving the model a kind of Two-Face from Batman aesthetic. The collection is thus a fusion of painting and photography that’s expertly executed to leave viewers in awe.
Los Fridos was photographed by the talented Kristiina Wilson, with the models styled by Andrea Mary Marshall. It’s best if viewers experience Los Fridos firsthand since trying to convey it in words simply doesn’t do it justice.