Paperface is a very original form of portraiture. The pictures are made from fragments of paper and the subject can be surrounded by 'favourite things' - creating a record of a person's life. The artist behind this unusual style is Rosalind Freeborn.

About me


Ros says: "I love making portraits of people using paper. All I need is some good photos of someone or a short piece of film from which

I can work."


"I use my unusual style to produce a 'painterly' portrait, which captures personality as well as a good likeness. I use a wide variety of paper – torn pages of design and architectural magazines, tissue paper, wallpaper, wrapping paper – whatever seems to work best."

Ros at work in her studio.

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