On glossy pages the skin looks porcelain. On the billboards they sell you new looking skin. On the silver screen everything looks pitch perfect.

This research document about the human skin is based on the book and movie series Ways of seeing by John Berger. The motivation came from the concept of the human skin represented in the media.


By showing skin that is ‘damaged’ for example stretch marks, wrinkles, scars or birthmarks in an almost architectural composition the unvalued becomes valued. It becomes aesthetically pleasing to the eye and gets a new meaning.

The publication was created for the user to experiment with the way it opens. One project can be fully viewed but other composition can be made with the accordion folding.