Using the naked form and tiny figures, American photographer Allan Teger continues to add to his black-and-white collection, Bodyscapes. The human body is full of its own mountains and valleys, and Teger maximizes the natural shape and landscape of his models as the foundation for his works in miniature. Whether it’s a golfer chipping his ball out of the “rough” of pubic hair or a pair of horseback riders galloping down a mountain of finely sculpted buttocks, the intent is to reimagine the human body as a landscape seen elsewhere in the universe.
[quote] I remember the moment that the idea for Bodyscapes came to me. I was thinking that the shape and structure of the universe repeated itself at every level, and suddenly, I had the image in my mind of a skier going down a breast. This was it—the universe repeating its shapes—a body looking like a mountain. It was also an example of two realities coexisting. The picture could be seen as a landscape and it could also be seen as a body.” [/quote]
Teger is eagerly awaiting the publication of his book, a compilation of his best images, due out in September 2012 from Schiffer Publishing. Via DesignBoom.