Spain-based, self-taught fine art/conceptual photographer Fares Micue uses herself as a muse creating otherworldly self-portraits. Mostly set on plain backgrounds – though Micue does occasionally shoot on location – each photograph depicts the artist incorporated with a botanical element. Even when working indoors, the artist uses exclusively natural light, and also utilized Photoshop to edit her final images in a way that matches her inner vision. Micue started exploring the medium as a hobby in 2009. She grew to love the process of creating and critiquing each image as a conceptual work. You can find more of Micue’s self-portraits on Instagram and her Saatchi Art profile, where limited edition prints are available for purchase.
In some works, Micue’s face is obscured in a glass bowl sphere bursting with flowers; in others, blossoms cascade down her shoulders.
“It always starts with an idea in my head and the feeling I want to portray.”
“Most times I create a sketch of the image I want to create together with as many details as I can get like colors, mood, location, clothing, props, etc.”
“…as well as a short story about the image.”
Love Me Tender
“The science of sadness: Without even knowing you hold sadness close to you and it spread into your life to the point where you feel trap by it.”
La Vie En Rose