Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda often made direct comparisons of the human form to our physical world, or used it to express various states of the human condition – turbulent, emotional, or otherwise. In that vein, psychologist and visual artist Allan Teger has gone a step further, technically speaking, by actually creating tiny landscapes and scenarios — complete with models and architecture — which play out on the voluptuous peaks and slopes of his models nude bodies.

Teger has created his Bodyscapes series since 1976, and what I find most notable about it, aside from the scale and composition, is how the lighting creates the illusion that these forms are actually vast bodies of water, or a mountain pass accessible suspension bridge alone.

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