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Photographer Shaves Off Half His Beard for a Series of Surreal Self-Portraits

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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:

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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:

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Alarcon has dubbed the series “Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop.” You can find more of his work on Instagram.


Image credits: Photographs by Adriano Alarcon and used with permission

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