chad coombs // canadian

chad takes a multi-disciplinarily approach to his work; first sourcing images online from fashion and advertising shoots, then digitally retouching them, photographing them with his polaroid and finally manipulating them with pen and paintbrush.he scrapes away layers, highlighting aspects of the faces such as hair, lips and eyes. the results are photo collages reminiscent of 1900s art nouveau, where beauty and grotesquery perfectly coexist.