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Clever ‘Double-faced’ Portraits Use Simple Drawings to Distort Perception

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Double-faced is as fascinating as it is disconcerting, a juxtaposition of curiosity and unease in each strange portrait. Originally attempting to cheer up his ailing son, Berlin-based photographer Sebastian Bieniek enjoys creating a simple yet unsettling experience for the viewer, the trick obvious and the magic bewildering. We follow his dual-faced portraits throughout various daily scenarios, the curious hand-drawn features utterly transforming a lovely female face into something fantastically ghoulish. Often choosing to post work on his website and even Facebook, Bieniek does not seek out galleries or places to show but enjoys the open discourse of the Internet. With the childlike creepiness of Double-faced, we hope he shows us more.

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Sebastian_Bieniek_Photography

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Sebastian_Bieniek_Photography

Sebastian_Bieniek_Photography

Sebastian_Bieniek_Photography

Sebastian_Bieniek_Photography

Sebastian_Bieniek_Photography

Sebastian_Bieniek_Photography

Sebastian_Bieniek_Photography

Sebastian_Bieniek_Photography

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via Colossal

This post was contributed by photographer and Feature Shoot Editorial Assistant Jenna Garrett.

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