Maria Francesca Melis Created an Obstructed Self-Portrait Series

 - Dec 5, 2013
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This self-portrait series by young photographer Maria Francesca Melis features photos obstructed by fruits, veggies and flowers. Melis ensures that her eyes remain covered up in each and every shot, which adds an air of mystery to this series (which is rather uncommon in self-portraits).

These shots all seem to have been taken in warm climates, but the backgrounds vary greatly. In some photos Melis stands in front of brick walls. In other shots, she finds herself standing in front of shrubs, cupboards, cactus plants and beach fronts.

These photos are a lot of fun to look at. The everyday items that hide the photographer's face add interest to these portraits. It's also interesting to think about why Melis chooses to hide her face from the world. Is it all for the sake of creating a concept series or is it to make a statement about self-doubt and insecurities? These self-portraits are certainly thought-provoking.