Originally designed during WW II years as chocolate resistant to melting in soldiers’ pockets, M&M became a pervasive and cheerful icon within the American candy-scape during the decades that followed. M&M’s identity is no doubt defined by its bold primary colors and impeccable uniformity. In the Utopian world of perfect M&Ms, the peanut variety occupies a unique place where industrial consistency and nature’s organic forms collide. As a photographer, I am interested in the imperfect pellets that bear the brunt of this collision. It seems to me that these manufactured mutants are the only ones that have personality and have a story to tell. I think of them as accidental sculptures and faces that are beautiful and grotesque at once. These are their portraits.