Justine Khamara isn’t your everyday portrait photographer. Once the Melbourne-based artist gets the shot she likes of a particular human face, she totally breaks down her photo through shredding, weaving, and cutting.
Some pieces are very complicated while others are quite simple, yet the common theme among all of Khamara’s work is that every single detail is done by hand. The result of her hand-cut photography is a 3D collage of the photo subject’s face.
Since investigating and distorting the human form is the pillar of her unique artwork, Khamara prefers to work with photos of people she knows because it is an intimate and tedious process to rearrange someone’s face.