Collage = An artistic composition of materials and objects pasted over a surface, often with unifying lines and color.
Cecelia Webber's intricate tessellation collages made of nude bodies
Cecelia Webber takes photos of nude models and spends up to a year editing
them together on her computer to create extraordinary collages.
Here: a hummingbird
After photographing a series of models in various poses, Cecelia digitally
cuts, rotates and colours their bodies and limbs to create a finished image.
A Monarch butterfly
To get the perfect angle for the illusions, she may reshoot her initial photo
over 100 times - otherwise the illusion will be broken.
The final creations are made up of different models, each of whom was
photographed in a single pose.
She works at such a high resolution that her artwork can be printed up to 6ft
tall, showcasing all the intricate details in her images.
A Cerulean butterfly
A custom commissioned piece of Cecelia's work starts at £3,100
A pair of lovebirds
Cecelia chooses her models from everyday people and refuses to edit them by
changing their features.
To capture the right angles she will stand on the top of tables, over railings
on higher floors or balance her camera in precarious places.
A Fuchsia butterfly
She lights the models with natural daylight but, on occasions when she's
photographing herself for the illusions, she'll run back and forth with the
camera on timer.
'Reach', a caterpillar
Cecelia said: "I have to imagine the angles involved and position myself
in front of the camera without actually seeing how I look through the lens,
which is quite challenging.
A chrysalis and butterfly
"Often during a photo shoot I see something that catches my eye and provokes
me to produce an entirely new piece of work," says the artist. "Usually, I
get my inspiration from observing nature. I spent a great deal of time
outdoors as a child, and I was fascinated by living things."
"I used to climb trees and look closely at leaves and flowers, and I
always loved animals of all sizes. My nickname is actually bird."
"By highlighting our connection to nature, I hope to get people to
recognise humanity's responsibility and our deep connection to the natural
world," Cecelia explained.
Cecelia Webber passionately supports green business, local agriculture, and
alternative energy research
A night owl