Sans Tache


Sans Tache explores the negative stigma that we tend to link to aging. The series criticizes the overuse of manipulation in images to erase the effects of the passage of time on human bodies, as if aging were ugly, wrong or negative. Inspired by the light of Caravaggio and Renaissance Baroque art, Wickbold photographs an essay that brings the aesthetics of embalming, with bodies decomposed by image treatment and by the process of “grilagem”. “Grilagem” is an old practice of aging paper, as a way to prove that the document is ancient and true. It consists of letting a sheet of paper be eaten by crickets, giving the appearance of aged. “Everything to look for an image that questions the aesthetics industry, photoshop and current beauty standards.”