‘Having a Face,’ a Photo Series by Lucas Zanotto

Lucas Zanotto - Having a Face

The most basic way to anthropomorphize something is to stick googly eyes on it. Finnish director/animator Lucas Zanotto has brought this idea to nature photography in a delightful new series he’s calling Having a Face. These otherwise pastoral nature scenes become a silly exercise in characterization.

This fun series is a natural extension of his playful body of work, which frequently involves object-oriented set-based photography with a minimum of post-production. He also created an app called Drawnimal earlier this year, which is perhaps most closely related to this project.

Lucas Zanotto - Having a Face

The great thing about these googly-eyed forest creatures is how emotive they are with such a minimum of added elements. Overturned tree roots become a grassy swamp monster. A pile of boulders starts staring at each other, and one looks particularly guilty. Check out the whole series here.

Lucas Zanotto - Having a Face

Lucas Zanotto - Having a Face

Lucas Zanotto - Having a Face

Lucas Zanotto - Having a Face

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Skip Hursh

August 2, 2013 / By

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