Inspired by Carl Sagan’s quote, “We are all made of stardust,” and by the beautiful work of photographer Marissa Katarina Bergmann, I decided to try my hand at creating a “stardust portrait.” The concept for this style of portrait is to emphasize the natural beauty of freckled skin and its similarities to a field of stars. After all, we truly are all born of stardust.
This lovely young lady has a dusting of freckled stars across her skin, complimenting the starry sky beyond her shoulder. Inspired by Carl Sagan’s quote, “We are all made of stardust,” I created a portrait seamlessly blending the stellar beauty of a freckle-faced girl with the infinite beauty of a field of stars.
A big thank-you to Tracie T (Tracie76Stock) for providing the beautiful source photograph of her daughter, as well as NASA for the Summer Triangle star field, which formed the basis for this photo manipulation fine art portrait.
I am looking forward to making more of these stardust portraits in the future!