Dutch photographer Juuke Schoorl explores the limits of human skin in this series of pictures called Rek—stretch in Dutch. To create such patterns and shapes she doesn't use Photoshop but cheep household materials like nylon fishing rope or tape.

The artist writes:

With 'Rek' (stretch in Dutch) I explore the aesthetic possibilities of the human skin through a mixture of image capturing techniques. By manipulating this curious stretchable material with various low budget materials like nylon fishing rope and cello tape I am able to temporarily shape it into surprising textures and shapes. Highlighting not only it's flexibility and adaptability but also it's function as our own biological upholstery that aside from it's protective capabilities could also serve as a medium for aesthetic expression, possibly in the form of a dress less fashion.

Juuke Schoorl is a photographer, graphic designer, and video artist based in Arnhem, Netherlands, and London, United Kingdom.

You can see more of her work on her personal website.


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