Dough Portraits: Soren Dahlgaard

27 Aug
Danish contemporary photography, humorous portraits with dough on people's heads, Soren DahlgaardDanish contemporary photography, humorous portraits with dough on people's heads, Soren DahlgaardDanish contemporary photography, humorous portraits with dough on people's heads, Soren DahlgaardClick to enlarge

These cracked me up when I saw them on Junkculture the other day. Danish artist/photographer Soren Dahlgaard uses dough in much of his artwork, including this series of Dough Portraits along with large installations that use 100 to 300kg of dough with extra yeast…imagine the possibilities!

Dahlgaard has traveled to different cities photographing his Dough Portraits, allowing his subjects to play with the roughly 20lb pieces of dough before placing it over their heads. Dough and bread may be things that everyone relates to, but when seen over people’s heads it definitely takes on a different quality.

This Fall the exhibit will be going from South Korea to Israel and Helsinki. Below is a video of the photographer at work last year at the Vancouver Biennale.

If you like these you might also enjoy Julia Kissina’s photographs.

Photos courtesy the artist, National Art Gallery, and Vancouver Biennale.

via junkculture

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