Based on an aspect of folk medicine from the Middle Ages, the Doctrine of Signatures by self-taught French photographer Marwane Pallas is a quirky self-portrait photo series in which the artist replaces body parts with fruits that resemble that part of the body. The series draws from the ancient belief that herbs that resemble parts of the human body could be used to treat ailments of those body parts.
Pallas reimagines this into a visually creative photo series that links fruits and vegetables to his own body, carefully pairing colours and shapes. The visuals are unusual but appear real. The photo series redefines the way in which we view our bodies and our anatomy in relation to nature.
We’re the same but different.