The Pretty Martian Women Collection

I've always enjoyed combining photography with body paint. It allows me to visualize skin as a multicolored mess of textures that isn’t limited by pigmentation. With this series I stepped outdoors opening my work to the beauty of nature , using non-toxic paint and stepping away from my subjects, letting the environment dictate the photo.

The images captured since provoked an extraterrestrial sentiment…a Mars–like terrain inhabited by a stunning colorful Martian. I felt inspired and over the next years continued to explore landscapes with incredibly dedicated people. We would go on wild early morning missions to capture otherworldly environments.  As the series evolved, I focused on the perspective of voyeuristic explorers (astronauts). Imagining as they observed these exotic creatures celebrating life, seeing the numerous colors of their skin swirling and shifting while they made love. 

Every shoot was an expedition full of adventure and unexpected challenges. This series was shot entirely in Puerto Rico over the course of a year. Our locations ranged from nude beaches at 5am, rivers located next to city centers and private farms used for movie shoots. 

The collection is a dream, a study in beauty and sexuality where we observe the lovely creatures who color the landscapes of other planets. It’s the project I’ve been most excited about.

I firmly believe the best people in life are not driven by money, they're driven by the passion and beauty of their dreams. Astronauts are a great example of this; they risk everything for fleeting moments that can expand the horizons of humanity. 

-Senén Llanos

Art available:

This collection comes with two options. 

Rolled Canvas
Archival quality cotton paper in eye popping ultrachrome tints. The standard for museum quality work.

Aluminum Metallic
Glossy float metallic prints and incredibly glossy material that will make the image pop. The absolute highest quality available. 

Sizes and Editions

All prints are limited to a 10 image release regardless of size. They arrive numbered and signed

Sizes are 60 by 30 inches unless otherwise stated

extremely limited edition acrylic prints available upon request

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