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