The Little Things
This project is about features of new-born babies which display realism within beauty such as exposing peeling skin, etc. Within new-born baby photography, new-borns are usually portrayed unrealistically, for example, they are advertised with smooth, spotless skin as the photographs are altered post-production to make their skin appear smoother. This body of work addresses this false perception displayed by other new-born photographers and aims at revealing the truth of new-born babies such as their dry skin, spots, gunky eyes, etc. While focusing on these natural ‘imperfections’, these images still manage to portray the beauty of babies even by exposing these realistic features. The use of a macro lens and extension tubes allow the viewer to pay close attention to the beauty within the real appearance that is overlooked within a full-body photograph of a new-born baby.
Elisha Colledge • Kelly Hadley • Matthew Hark • Millie Howard • Chanphiphat Janthra • Aabidah Shah • Jessica Spencer • Georgia Taylor • Tim Vale • Rachael Ward •