Real-Life Versions of Chess Pieces

Chess Portraits

Italian portrait photographer Francesco Ridolfi created Chess Portraits fine art series. He shot the same models in contrasting white and black outfits as a “set of archetypes that convey different aspects of human nature”. It took nine months to realise the project, including researching the right period costume for each of the twelve characters. Mr Ridolfi said: “I have always been fascinated about Chess. When I was a child, my father taught me the rules of the game and we used to play together. That said, I’m certainly not an expert on it, but still today I love to play chess with friends. So, probably this is the roots of the whole idea.” Take a look!

 

Chess Portraits

Chess Portraits

Chess Portraits

Chess Portraits

Chess Portraits

Chess Portraits

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