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Human Taxidermy Photography

The Antoine Barbot 'We Are Beautiful' Series is Impossibly Morbid

— March 27, 2012 — Fashion
The 'We Are Beautiful' photo series presents human beings as hunting trophies. Just like a deer or moose, the people's heads have been mounted on walls in a rather morbid manner. Each person has a different expression that appears to imagine what an animal's actual frozen expression would be as well -- that is, if their faces were as easily interpreted. For instance, one person looks surprised while another is sad.

Shot by Antoine Barbot, a 25 year-old French photographer, the We Are Beautiful photo series was created for a six-month internship at Studio Erwin Olaf in Amsterdam. He says, "For the sake of realism, I wanted to work with a real scene that I built from scratch: wall, wallpaper and wooden trophy" while making the models look like "wax dolls."
Trend Themes
1. Morbid Photography - Opportunity for the development of a new genre of photography that explores unconventional and controversial themes such as death and morbidity.
2. Controversial Art Installations - Opportunity for artists to create disruptive and thought-provoking art installations that challenge traditional norms and start important conversations regarding ethics and moral values.
3. Exploring Taboo Subjects - Opportunity for photographers and artists to push boundaries and explore taboo subjects that are not usually addressed in mainstream media or art circles.
Industry Implications
1. Art - There is an opportunity for the art industry to support and promote unconventional and thought-provoking art projects that may challenge society's norms and beliefs.
2. Photography - There is an opportunity for photographers to experiment with unconventional and provocative themes to create meaningful and impactful art projects.
3. Ethics and Social Responsibility - Opportunity for businesses and individuals to discuss and reflect on the ethical implications of controversial art projects that challenge societal norms and provoke important conversations.
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