Decamps’ Wire-Heads

I love the low-tech cyberpunk styling of these images by Louis Decamps. No heavy digital editing here, instead it’s back to basics with lighting, wires and circuit boards we hold so dear.

The projections on the models’ faces suggest an imaginary environment; the glow of a lab, distant explosions, blue acid burn. The face paint and textures add to the storytelling aspect of this series, featured in issue 2 of Wound magazine.

I do question the series title’s I-Do-Ru reference: while awesome, its imagery seemed cleaner than these photos suggest. In any case, this is some crunchy eye candy!

3 Responses to “Decamps’ Wire-Heads”

  1. Vivacious G Says:

    I like! Reminds me of B movies, like Reanimator and more recently seen, Susperia. I can imagine stop action animation going on with these. Especially the first 2. They seem to move.

  2. Tequila Says:

    Hey it’s the unused characters from Johnny Mnemonic! hehe

    I’m diggin these images…I miss the idea that cyberpunk was you know…colorful. Most of what you see today is stuck in the browns, black, and leathers that it just doesn’t pop like it use too.

  3. Zoetica Says:

    @Vivacious G – Reanimator! You know, I can see what you mean by these being well-suited for stop motion animation.

    @Tequila – Agreed, these characters are from a colorful near-future.