Nadia Wicker proves there are still countless innovations to be made in the ways artists render visuals. Fusing her passion for photography and makeup, the Nancy, France-based artist has created a series of portraits using colored lights entitled ‘Ursides.’ The resulting images are so fresh and otherworldly, you’d think they were special effects from a science fiction movie.
Nadia Wicker explains that she used the series as an exploration of her personal identity, so the beautiful face you’re currently looking at is, in actuality, hers. It’s quite remarkable how she managed to convey value and all the interesting nuances of her facial features using lights and photographic techniques. Upon initial viewing, audiences may even mistake the blips of lights as glitter on an actual person’s face.