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I Shoot Snow Portraits by Sticking My Face Into Snow

My Snow Portrait series consists of photos taken using a technique I "invented" 8 years ago that utilizes the "hollow mask" 3D optical illusion. All the shots in this article are imprints of my face in fairly deep snow lit from underneath, almost like a lithophane. No Photoshop. No filters.

This Site Ranks the Attractiveness of AI-Generated Faces

NVIDIA's mind-blowing AI that generates faces of people who don't exist recently led to an unofficial website called thispersondoesnotexist.com that lets anyone generate a new random face in an instant. Creative director Mike Solomon has built upon the idea with a new website called Judge Fake People that experiments with letting the public rank the attractiveness of AI-generated faces.

Portraits of India: Capturing Faces That Reflected Myself

I recently came back from a trip to India. I left the UK with the intent of photographing a culture entirely different from mine. Searching for a new challenge, I looked at India in the eyes, and I faced myself.

These Macro Photos of Colorful Insects Look Like Masked Faces

Fine Art photographer Pascal Goet has been capturing macro photos for 26 years, but it's only today that his work made its way onto our radar. His series Mask & Totem features some of the most colorful, anthropomorphic insects he's photographed—insects that looks like mysterious, intricate masks.

Beautiful Portraits of Redheaded People of Color

In the US, about 25% of people have a mutated Melanocortin 1 Receptor (MC1R) gene that causes red hair. Thus, the chance of any two random people having a red-headed child is about 2%, or 1 out of every 64 people.

London-based photographer Michelle Marshall wanted to show that people with red hair aren't always of Caucasian descent, so she began finding and photographing Afro-Caribbean people with red hair.

These Portraits Were Created by Combining Photos of Celebrities

Pedro Berg Johnsen of Norway has an unusual hobby: in his spare time, he combines portraits of celebrities to create real-looking photos of people that don't actually exist. For example, the portrait above was created by blending the heads and faces of singer Taylor Swift and actress Emma Watson.

What Famous People Look Like When 50 Portraits of Them Are Averaged

What do you get when you combine 50 portraits of the same famous face and averaged the result? Reddit user Dwainosaur dared to not only ask the question but to pursue it. He gathered up a large collection of photos and wrote a script for averaging the results. Subjects include Brad Pitt, Jack Black, Billy Murray, and Barack Obama. Infamous faces include Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin.

The Ultimate Coalition: Averaging the Portraits of UK Political Leaders

The image above may look strangely familiar to you. That’s because it’s a facial average of the leaders of the main political parties in this week’s general election in the UK. If you've been following UK politics, you have probably seen these people many times in the media, leading to an involuntary familiarity with them.

A facial average like the one above is created by digitally altering each person’s face to a matching position and expression, and then morphing them all together to create an average.

Dream Creatures: Reflected Images of Tree Bark Reveal the Faces Hiding in the Forest

Italian photographer Elido Turco spent four years between 2004 and 2008 exploring a mirrored photography world that remains invisible to most of us. By taking photographs of tree bark and then mirroring the photographs he captured, he discovered a whole society of "Dream Creatures" were watching him each time he would take a stroll through the mountain paths.

Flipping Photographs Upside Down Turns Ordinary Portraits into Strange Alien Faces

Self-help author Wayne Dyer once wrote that, "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Photographer Anelia Loubser of Cape Town, South Africa used this quote as the basis for her project titled "Alienation.

The series consists of contrasty portraits that have been flipped upside down, turning the ordinary faces into strange, alien mugs.