the unrecognizable face


There is a part in the human brain that is specifically made for recognizing faces. My idea behind these photos was to deconstruct the conventional aspects of the face to a point where they become almost unrecognizable. I began with the more detectable features of the face, and then worked my way down to the more indistinct features. By doing this, I have broken the barrier between what we know and what we think we know about the human face. I reorganized the automatic cognitive response that comes with recognizing faces. By doing this I created images that look like something other than what they are. Is it a nose? An ear? A crease? Your mind can decide. Despite them being abstracted versions of facial features, they still maintain their humane qualities.

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