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As the snow fell this year, I found myself wondering what I could do that would be a little different.



I took these shots by imprinting my face into the deep snow that had fallen on a glass-topped table.



In the dark, under-lit, they then appear as an optical illusion, creating depth in the imprints, and to far more detail than you would imagine.

Frozen in Time

A self portrait, taken using a technique I invented that utilizes the 'hollow mask' optical illusion, Imprinting my face into snow and creating a Snow Portrait.

My Snow Portraits have been featured on a number of websites and in print.

"The artistic self-portraits of the British photographer Oliver Turpin appear as disturbing costumes, scary shadows emerging from the darkness illuminated by a light opalescent.[...] Highly Original."
La Repubblica article (Italian): http://goo.gl/zsQStE

"The resulting mugs are rather creepy and slightly reminiscent of the Shroud of Turin."
Petapixel article: http://goo.gl/QgUk6U

There sure isn’t anything that a photographer can’t do if he puts his mind to it. Photographer Oliver Turpin shows just how gruesome, yet compelling photography can be with the help of the right technique and… snow.[...] a genuine show of the beautiful art of the quasi-grotesque."
Camyx article: http://goo.gl/OS9K55

  • January 19th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 7D�������������������
  • 22mm / f/9 / 1/80 sec

Eskimee

A self portrait, taken using a technique I invented that utilizes the 'hollow mask' optical illusion, Imprinting my face into snow and creating a Snow Portrait.

My Snow Portraits have been featured on a number of websites and in print.

"The artistic self-portraits of the British photographer Oliver Turpin appear as disturbing costumes, scary shadows emerging from the darkness illuminated by a light opalescent.[...] Highly Original."
La Repubblica article (Italian): http://goo.gl/zsQStE

"The resulting mugs are rather creepy and slightly reminiscent of the Shroud of Turin."
Petapixel article: http://goo.gl/QgUk6U

There sure isn’t anything that a photographer can’t do if he puts his mind to it. Photographer Oliver Turpin shows just how gruesome, yet compelling photography can be with the help of the right technique and… snow.[...] a genuine show of the beautiful art of the quasi-grotesque."
Camyx article: http://goo.gl/OS9K55

  • January 19th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 25mm / f/9 / 1/80 sec

Brainfreeze

A self portrait, taken using a technique I invented that utilizes the 'hollow mask' optical illusion, Imprinting my face into snow and creating a Snow Portrait.

My Snow Portraits have been featured on a number of websites and in print.

"The artistic self-portraits of the British photographer Oliver Turpin appear as disturbing costumes, scary shadows emerging from the darkness illuminated by a light opalescent.[...] Highly Original."
La Repubblica article (Italian): http://goo.gl/zsQStE

"The resulting mugs are rather creepy and slightly reminiscent of the Shroud of Turin."
Petapixel article: http://goo.gl/QgUk6U

There sure isn’t anything that a photographer can’t do if he puts his mind to it. Photographer Oliver Turpin shows just how gruesome, yet compelling photography can be with the help of the right technique and… snow.[...] a genuine show of the beautiful art of the quasi-grotesque."
Camyx article: http://goo.gl/OS9K55

  • January 19th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 18mm / f/9 / 1/80 sec

Metal Ice. alternative name: "Tur[p]in shroud"

alternative name: "Tur[p]in shroud" A self portrait, taken using a technique I invented that utilizes the 'hollow mask' optical illusion, Imprinting my face into snow and creating a Snow Portrait.

My Snow Portraits have been featured on a number of websites and in print.
This shot in particular has been noted to have a likeness of The Shroud of Turin

"The artistic self-portraits of the British photographer Oliver Turpin appear as disturbing costumes, scary shadows emerging from the darkness illuminated by a light opalescent.[...] Highly Original."
La Repubblica article (Italian): http://goo.gl/zsQStE

"The resulting mugs are rather creepy and slightly reminiscent of the Shroud of Turin."
Petapixel article: http://goo.gl/QgUk6U

There sure isn’t anything that a photographer can’t do if he puts his mind to it. Photographer Oliver Turpin shows just how gruesome, yet compelling photography can be with the help of the right technique and… snow.[...] a genuine show of the beautiful art of the quasi-grotesque."
Camyx article: http://goo.gl/OS9K55

  • January 19th, 2013
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 22mm / f/9 / 1/80 sec

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