Portraits Of Severe Face Injuries Made With Cake, Candy & Ice Cream

Usually where we me mention candies and posrtraits, the expectation is for vivid photographs that make you mouth water. Not in this case.

Artist Ashkan Honarvar created a series of portraits called Faces 5 in which candy and ice cream are used to sculpture gruesome Injuries.

Portraits Of Severe Face Injuries Made With Cake, Candy & Ice Cream

In the intro for the series Ashkan explains that it constitutes a search for an identity and the physical and psychological wounds inflicted on soldiers by war.

In an interview to Fast Company Ashkan reveals:

The colored candy symbolizes two things. One, the childish naiveté that we have about war and violence; we often forget how fragile the human body actually is. Second, the ‘sweet’ fake propaganda of war. The way we perceive it nowadays is through the television, so in a sense war becomes this ‘fake’ program, made for the masses

Portraits Of Severe Face Injuries Made With Cake, Candy & Ice Cream

Portraits Of Severe Face Injuries Made With Cake, Candy & Ice Cream

Portraits Of Severe Face Injuries Made With Cake, Candy & Ice Cream

Portraits Of Severe Face Injuries Made With Cake, Candy & Ice Cream

Portraits Of Severe Face Injuries Made With Cake, Candy & Ice Cream

More of Faces 5, as well as the rest of the Faces series is on Ashkan Honarvar’s web page.

[Faces 5 | Ashkan Honarvar via io9]

  • Photographer Malaysia

    Amazing photo editing. :-)

  • Björn Lubetzki

    Guess my question would be “WHY”? If I want to shoot people with facial scaring I shoot people with facial scaring. Don’t really see the point in these images. I read his “statement” about the images but I still don’t really get it. But maybe that’s just me.

    • brutally honest

      Its just you…

    • Rostislav Alexandrovich

      because thats what sugar does to you,
      it creates an “Acidic” reaction in your body – which simply put, slowly kils you,

    • creamofmeat

      I feel the same way about your comment. But maybe that’s not just me.

    • Rick

      He’s protesting war with sugar zombies. How can you not understand that? Really, aren’t sugar zombies the first thing that come to mind when you think of war? How can you not make that connection?????

      • Björn Lubetzki

        Okay, now that you mention it I. War and sugar zombies are really closely related.

    • Luke

      Sugar coating???

  • Ronno Metaluna

    Good job of post-processing, I suppose. But, disgusting and unappealing results.

  • sorin

    it’s amazing! truly amazing bullshit! Bjorn is right! if you want to shoot something which really exists, go there, face the people’s tragedy! or, put the candies on dolls, in a studio! If he wanted to send a message, the message is completely wrong! post-processing? there are better ways of proving you are a pro!