Photographer Celebrates the Unique Beauty of Freckled People Through Portraits

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In 2012, English photographer Brock Elbank started a photo project called “Freckles,” a series celebrating the unique beauty of freckled faces. Brock is famous for his skills to turn human “imperfections” into stunning portraits.

The photographer heard many stories of how people with freckles hated themselves as kids and were teased at school for their appearance.

“What I find interesting about individual characters that I have been fortunate enough to photograph is that many have struggled with their freckles since their infancy and either hated them or grown to live with them or even like them in adulthood,” he said.

His goal for this series is to take pictures of 180 individuals of different ethnicities, genders, and ages.

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Master Denny here was the first #Freckles subject after moving back to London and today I completed an 18 month secret Portrait series for an incredible Skin Charity that will exhibit later this year. We’ve shot 30 subjects from far-a-field as Australia, Brazil, China, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the U.S. So I’ve decided to run a competition for one follower to win a Portrait shot by me later this year… More to follow on this in my next post, so if you fancy being shot or know someone you’d like to be photograph keep following for the next post soon? Please note the portrait will be shot in London. @hasselblad @profotoglobal #MrElbank #Beauty #Portrait #Skin #Redhead #London

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