Creepy Portraits Show Subjects with One Head, Two Faces, and Three Eyes

You know those Photoshopped optical illusions that involve combining two photos of a person’s face — one straight on and one looking to the side — into a single bizarre shot? Quebec, Canada-based photographer Ulric Collette put a spin on that concept with his new portrait series titled “Facade.” Instead of using negative space and two completely different angles, Collette had his subjects turn their heads slightly to the side for the second shot, and then merged the two photos together by aligning one eye from each shot.

The project allows Collette to capture two personalities of each subject — albeit in a slightly creepy way. The ordinary portraits all show serene, emotionless expressions, while the second shots capture the emotion that the person is feeling inside.

This may become the second viral hit Collette scores in less than two years. Last year we featured his “Genetic Portraits” project, which blended the portraits of two family members into a single face.

You can find more of Collete’s work over on his website.

Facade by Ulric Collette (via My Modern Met via Brekend)

Image credits: Photographs by Ulric Collette

  • BL’er

    why is that creepy? just makes me think of PS… such images are illustrations, not photographs.

  • steve stevenson

    And are pretty lame.

  • Antonio Carrasco

    Slow news day?

  • stanimir stoyanov

    Gimmicky. Not a fan of this.

  • rtfe

    oh, i think a project like this would work best for animals, maybe dogs and cats

  • Dan Howard

    really badly done

  • Ygor Durães de Oliveira


  • John Kantor

    Photogs today apparently believe creativity involves doing a lot of random stupid things and hoping one works. So far I have yet to see one that has.

  • Rémi
  • Clare

    Is this not inspired by/copied from the cover of Queen’s album The Miracle?? No one seems to have mentioned it…

  • OmniMode

    Damn! I’m in the weird part of YouTube again…
    Wait a second….

  • Root Programagor Veliký

    This is not even edited: