With just two and a half years of experience, 16-year-old Spanish photographer Cristina Otero captivates us with these zoomed-in self-portraits. Using fruit as her inspiration in this series entitled Tutti Frutti, Otero disrupts the conventional notions of feminine beauty and interacts with different fruits in a seductive performance for the camera. She draws the viewer in with her wide, innocent eyes while the bold, striking colors of her make-up complement each fruit.

During an interview, she said that she loves photographing the human face because, “It’s like a dictionary of emotions and ideas, all you want in a person is there, written on her face, so easy to decipher.” Using her own face as the canvas, Otero creates refreshing photos that are extraordinarily eye-catching. These self-portraits are filled with personality!

Cristina Otero’s website

Magnificently Surreal Self-Portraits
Stunning Self-Portraits by a 17-Year-Old
Surreal Self-Portraits by a 16-Year-Old
Sparkling Makeup Self-Portraits

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  • this is wikid i love it very much!!

  • lovee!

  • great concepts

  • Thank you Katie, I'd never seen one before.

  • Sandra, in the 9th picture, the fruit is "cherimoyas" or custard apples, a tropical fruit which is grown in Southern Spain

  • Does anyone know what kind of fruit is in the 9th picture?

  • Gorgeous eyes, awesome skill and talent, beautiful composition. Me gusta!

  • i love it! and i agree, it's very impressive that she's only 16 - nice work little miss!
  • Very impressive! The contrast in colors are quite impacting! I love how we human beings are just so talented and creative! :)

  • Not to mention, awesome makeup!

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