What a face! (in sprinkles)

What a Face!

What looks like an image of a beagle is actually a high definition photograph of a 4’ by 1 ½’ board covered in 221,184 nonpareils sprinkles. At a distance of 16 feet, the sprinkles blur, tricking the human eye into believing that it is looking at a large photograph. Only when you closely examine the work do you realize that it has been created entirely with tiny spheres of candy.

Using only 6 colors of sprinkles (Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Black, and White), a myriad of hues can be created.

Using a customized computer program, a template is created from an original image which guides the placement of each sprinkle. Taking just under 8 months to complete, once finished, it was permanently preserved with a clear acrylic resin.

Nonpareils Close-up

For a university fine arts project Joel Brochu recreated this photograph by Shingo Uchiyama out of cake sprinkles. Photos and quotes from Joel’s photostream.

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Zack Sheppard

I'm a native Nevadan. I currently work at Flickr as the Senior Community Manager, and I also do training, and some writing there. I love information, but I love people above all things.