A New Kind of Beauty.
Photographs by Phillip Toledano.
Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2011. 72 pp., 32 color illustrations, 14¾x11".
This is a book of portraits of people who have re-created themselves
through plastic surgery.
Phillip Toledano believes that we are at the vanguard of a period of
human-induced evolution. A turning point in history where we are
beginning to define not only our own concept of beauty, but of
Beauty has always been a currency, and now that we finally have
the technological means to mint our own, what choices do we
Is beauty informed by contemporary culture? By history? Or is it
defined by the surgeon’s hand?
When we re-make ourselves, are we revealing our true character,
or are we stripping away our very identity?
Read Sarah Bradley's photo-eye Blog post on A New Kind of Beauty here.