Stardust Portraits

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.


Star Freckles by Nikki Smith of BookSmithStudio.com

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!

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