Avid numismatists take pleasure in collecting old currencies. However, have you ever heard of someone utilizing currency notes to create bizarre yet remarkable human photographs? Taking numismatics to another level, French photographer Philippe Pétremant assembles currencies across the world to make his one-of-their-kind stylized faces of eminent public figures.
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Dubbed as The Magnificent Seven, the pictorial collection combines different currencies to realize a demonstrative whole that further seeks to bring together history, national identities and economy, aside from maintaining a newly acquired individuality.
Philippe dismantles, twists rather, currency notes to realize a new picture that drifts away from its subjects. Resultantly, the photographs seek to transport plastic, paper beauty to another realm, which is definitely more decorative than their constituent elements.