Eggshell Portraits by Jess Landau

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Artist Jess Landau applies delicate, nude portraits on the inside of eggshells. Landau first photographs her models, develops the images by hand in a wet lab and prints them using traditional darkroom methods before she applies them on the shell with the help of liquid emulsion.

The artist states: “There is an overwhelming desire to be independent in our culture, while interpersonal connection and a sense of belonging is necessary for survival. This paradox is fascinating, and is the driving force behind this body of work.”

All images © Jess Landau

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