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These photos were taken by the artist John Coplans of his own gnarled and wrinkled body.


Although they are self-portraits, Coplans doesn't show his face. Instead he focuses on isolated body parts such as hands
and feet, showing them enlarged
and close-up, so that they seem
at once familiar and unfamiliar.
Coplans' monumental images recall classical sculpture, whilst emphasising the relentless progression of the
aging process.


August 2004