Artist Highlights Masks Hidden In The Shells of Bugs And Beetles

Macro photography is wonderful because it can capture incredible beauty and detail from objects much to small to appreciate in a proper scale. It works wonders for insects, blowing them up to a size they could never hope to achieve in real life. Using this technique, French photographer Pascal Goet has helped highlight humanesque features found in bug shells.

Posted by Pascal Goet – MASK on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

 

Posted by Pascal Goet – MASK on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

 
By subtly manipulating and highlighting various details in the shells of beetles and other insects, he can help reveal rather anthropomorphic features hidden within. He does not alter their colour. Instead, he focuses on using changes in light and shadow to allow certain areas to become more enhanced and obvious.

Posted by Pascal Goet – MASK on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

 

Un masque pour Halloween?

Posted by Pascal Goet – MASK on Saturday, October 31, 2015

 
The results are vividly coloured ‘masks’ that would not look out of place in a collection of West African religious and cultural masks. Perhaps one of the most impressive aspects of this series is that it is entirely found in nature. These were not artificially assembled, but were simply waiting to be discovered in the shells of insects.

Posted by Pascal Goet – MASK on Friday, August 8, 2014

 

Posted by Pascal Goet – MASK on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

 

Et une citrouille ?

Posted by Pascal Goet – MASK on Saturday, October 31, 2015

 

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