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Spoons, Spools, and Sugar Make Fashion Photos More Fun

Frédérique Daubal's minimalist photo manipulations give new meaning to base materialism.

by Nathaniel Ainley
26 June 2015, 6:10pm

Images courtesy of the artist.

French artist and photographer Frédérique Daubal creates her surrealist photographs by superimposing three-dimensional materials onto flat, commercial images. Daubal takes pictures of female models and covers their faces with seemingly random-yet-recognizable objects like brown sugar, plastic spoons, or flower petals, in a process she calls "overprinting." “My inspiration is fantasy in daily life,” she tells The Creators Project. “I first try to surprise myself, to go beyond what I could imagine." She says she doesn't always immediately know what to put over an image until, “suddenly its obvious... The perfect stuff speaks right to me, and I need to grab it.” 

Below, some of the surreal scenes from Daubal's work. 

See more from Frédérique Daubal on her website and her Tumblr

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