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Client: Vice magazine
Vice teamed me up with artist/musician Freddie "Vieze Fur" Tratlehner from the Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig to come up with a new photo series.
We decided to use climbing grips to 'paint' colorful splashes on our faces. We printed our portraits 4 meters high. A very megalomanic project!
The idea was to play with scale. Taken out of the context of the climbing wall most people think these images are digitally manipulated. But once again, as in most of my projects, the special effects all happen in camera. We didn't want to give the mystery too easily away, and therefore decided to keep the images without a climber.