Another Look at Faces 5 by Ashkan Honarvar

June 23, 2014

If you have a light stomach, maybe this isn't for you? Utrecht photographer Ashkan Honarvar (Utrecht is a really nice town, by the way), has created this series called "Faces 5", where he has created a mutilated face and replaced the blood and injury with frosting, candy sprinkles, and what appears to be candy canes. Ashkan has had a long history of working with manipulation and mutilation, but this is the first time he has worked with dessert items to make his point. As Western societies have grown more and more distant from actual war atrocities, perhaps a cake is the perfect symobolism of the abstract nature of war...