Fascinating and bizarre: Anelia Lobuser’s ‘Alienation’


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As the US-American psychotherapist, self-help author and motivational speaker Wayne Dyer once said: “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Supposedly this very quote gave Loubser the idea to change her approach to portrait photography. The result of this altered perspective are portraits which look like anything (aliens, ninjas, etc.) but captures of human faces. Despite the simple recipe (take a photo of eyes and forehead, rotate by 180 degree and convert to BW), which makes you ask yourself why didn’t you think of that, the Alienation photos have a very complex emotional effect. While viewing them, you feel fascination, amazement, discontent and even disgust at the same time. If you lean back or zoom out in your browser, the upside-down half-portraits look even more like portraits of aliens. Considering the title of the photo project, that is no doubt the underlying intention. 😉

alien4 © Anelia Loubser

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If you want to find out more about Anelia Loubser and Alienation, pay her Facebook page and Behance profil a visit.

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