New York-based Artist, Michael Mapes takes portraits, dissects them and then places them into specimen boxes, creating this curiously scientific approach to beauty & preservation. You can see this one and others like it at his virtual lab at room62.com.
South African artist Gabrielle LeRoux combines the convention of portrait painting with visual data descriptors beautifully in her series of 10 “Proudly African and Transgender” portraits. Each piece allows a different story of identity to be told through art and words.
Famed Brazilian Supermodel Lea T has often posed under veils and she has used the power of the veil to both reveal and obscure. In the beginning of her modeling career, she kept her transgender identity a secret. Now that she is out in the open, the veils reveal a lot about her, while also maintaining the desired level of mystery.