After spending four months growing out an impressive beard, photographer Adriano Alarcon decided to use his facial hair — well, half of it, anyway — for a series of surreal portraits. He shaved off just one side of the beard and filled in the gap with all kinds of strange things.
Here’s what the Sao Paolo-based photographer looked like after the half shave:
Alarcon tells 500px that he created the fake beards and photos over the course of a weekend. He had to step out of his studio that Sunday morning to vote in Brazil’s presidential elections, and his face attracted quite a few strange looks from passersby in the city.
And here’s the series of photos he was able to take without any Photoshop manipulation:
Image credits: Photographs by Adriano Alarcon and used with permission