Posts Tagged ‘faces’

Silly Portraits of People with Scotch Tape on Their Faces

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For the past couple of months, Albuquerque, New Mexico-based photographer Wes Naman has been working on a lighthearted personal project called “Scotch Tape,” a series that features bizarre portraits of subjects who have their faces wrapped tightly with strips of Scotch tape.
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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.
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Photos of Faces Projected Onto Trees

ClĂ©ment Briend is a French photographer who photographs images being projected onto various surfaces in various spaces. For his project titled Cambodian Trees, he traveled to the Kingdom of Cambodia and photographed trees that had faces of the nation’s deities projected onto the leaves.
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The Faces of Dogs Combined with the Bodies of Their Owners

People often say that, for whatever reason, dogs often look like their owners. 27-year-old Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani has been attracting a good deal of worldwide attention lately for his photo project that takes that idea to the next level. Titled Underdogs, the series of photos features portraits showing dog faces carefully Photoshopped onto the bodies of their owners.
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Curious Upside-Down Portraits Showing the Stress of Unemployment

Spanish photographer Marc Vicens wanted to capture the stress and pain of the ongoing economic crisis, so he found a bunch of unemployed people and asked them to hang upside-down for right-side-up portraits. His goal of the series, titled “Hanging,” was to creatively portray the feeling of anxiety that dominates the daily life of these individuals.
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A Portrait Project Showing Subjects with Two Perfectly Symmetrical Faces

Symmetrical Portraits is a well-known and oft-imitated series of photos by photographer Julian Wolkenstein, shot back in 2010. After picking a number of subjects based on their facial features, he photographed them staring blankly straight-on into the camera. He then split the faces down the middle in order to obtain two separate “portraits” showing what the subject would look like if they had a perfectly symmetrical face.
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12.5 Years of Daily Self-Portraits Averaged into a Single Photograph

Earlier this month, Noah Kalina released an updated version of his everyday self-portrait time-lapse video, showing how his face changed over more than a decade. The video spans 12 years and 5 months, containing over 4,500 daily photos of Kalina’s face shot from the same angle and perspective.

Than Tibbetts wanted to see what the entire project would look like as a single frame, so he used FFmpeg to extract the frames from the video and ImageMagick to average them. The resulting image, seen above, shows how consistent Kalina was with his self-portraits over the years.

Average Noah Kalina [Thanland via kottke.org]


P.S. Last year, designer Tiemen Rapati did the same thing with 500 of clickflashwhirr’s daily self-portraits. That one turned out even better than this one.

Striking Black and White Portraits of Art Painted on Faces

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov has a striking series of portraits of models with various designs painted onto their faces. The faces are either painted completely black or completely white, and then used as a canvas for some kind of artwork (e.g. a Mickey mouse face, a silhouette, a keyhole). Khokhlov calls the series Weird Beauty.
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Using a Face Detector to Generate Creepy Mugs from Random Polygons

The man in the moon and the face on mars. These are both the result of a psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia, which involves the brain trying to perceive random signals as significant. It’s one of the brain’s face detection mechanisms, and causes us to see faces where they don’t actually exist — the Virgin Mary’s face on toast, for example.

Programmer Phil McCarthy decided to play around with the idea of paredoila in artificial intelligence, and created a program called pareidoloop. It uses face detection algorithms to “see” human faces in randomly generated polygons.
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Bizarre Portraits of People Poking Their Heads Underwater

Fish Heads is a strange series of portraits by Los Angeles-based photographer Tim Tadder featuring subjects plunging their faces under the surface of water with wild expressions on their faces. The final photos are rotating, giving viewers a disorienting perspective.
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