These pastel portraits are created by Mike Parisella and reimagine how portraits are supposed to be taken.
The art uses a combination of different techniques including photography, collage-making through digital manipulations and double exposure. The models photographed are often seen wearing unusual items or striking unconventional poses and are then superimposed onto other images. The pastel portraits are the most beautiful of the bunch, while some include images of women with glaciers coming out of their faces and others feature portraits of women with their hair being superimposed onto pictures of nature.
These unusual mixed-media portraits are truly of the 21st century as they are made up of multiple digital techniques and are promoted on social media.