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Fruity Self-Portraits by 16-Year-Old Cristina Otero

While many photographers are in the race for the latest gear (ironically, I’m currently waiting for my Nikon D800 shipment), 16-year-old Spanish photographer Cristina Otero uses her cheap Canon 1000D and 50mm f1.8 lens to create the most incredible self-portraits.

In her series called “Tutti Frutti”, Otero cleverly combines various fruits with bold makeup colors creating some of the most powerful portraits I’ve ever seen.

Interestingly, she doesn’t even use any studio lights. All Otero needs is a natural light coming from the window.

As much as I hate her for putting me to shame with all my expensive gear and studio lights, I can’t not share her amazing self-portraits!


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