The following photograph was taken by a really fantastic — and very easy on the eyes — young photographer named Federico Erra.
“Les yeux sans visage” by Federico Erra
MakeUp & Hair: Marisa
Stylist: Marianna (for AMICA)
Photo & post-production: Me
Inspirato dal film capolavoro di Georges Franju. (Erra’s description on the flickr)
Very well done and confidently credited. What a great kid this guy is! And again, really, really easy on the eyes. He does self-portraits, so check ‘em out. You can hit the Manhattan-and-Milan-based Italian hottie up on the myspace (current mood: “vexed!” — maybe wait ’til tomorrow to add him as a friend) or catch more of his work on the carbonmade.
I actually think the picture looks more like Dr. Génessier’s assistant Louise, the unbelivably beautiful Alida Valli, than Edith Scob, who portrays the daughter whose face he destroyed in a car wreck outside Paris. In case you’re curious, the plot is that the doctor, played by Pierre Brasseur, and his assistant Louise go around kidnapping women and trying to graft their faces on to Christiane’s, because that is the logical solution when you are a famous plastic surgeon and you’ve disfigured your own child driving drunk. That was Christiane up there, here is Alida Valli as Louise in the film so you can judge for yourself.
And here’s my favorite picture of Alida, taken about fifteen years earlier, because why not? She’s so rad. That’s all for this edition of Art Imitating Art, and again, I highly recommend you further check out Italian hottie and all-around talented guy, the currently-vexed Signor Erra.
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