Max Zorn’s Amazing, Cinematic Packing Tape Portraits

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Have you ever considered the artistic potential of packing tape? We hadn’t either, until we caught a glimpse of the gorgeous portraits Amsterdam-based street artist Max Zorn uses it to create. When illuminated, his intricate tape-on-glass works evoke the sepia-tone scenes of early photographs, while his subjects — couples embracing in cars, handsome men smoking, bar scenes straight out of film noir — are pure Old Hollywood (with a Girl with a Pearl Earring cover thrown in for good measure). Check out some of our favorite portraits after the jump, then visit Zorn’s website to see the rest and learn more about the project.

Max Zorn, Ankes Revenge, tape on glass [Spotted via My Modern Met]

Max Zorn, Bad News, tape on glass

Max Zorn, Later that night, 2011, tape on glass, 50 x 70 cm

Max Zorn, …There she walks, tape on glass

Max Zorn, FOL, 2011, tape on glass, 30 x 20 cm

Max Zorn, MI, 2011, tape on glass, 40 x 60 cm

Max Zorn, 4meer, 2011, tape on glass, 40 x 40 cm

Max Zorn, Get Ready, 2011, tape on glass, 40 x 40 cm

Max Zorn, Don’t worry Honey, 2011, tape on glass, 40 x 70 cm

Max Zorn, Morning Light, tape on glass