The photo-shoot was done in 1 hour, I just made pictures of myself with the matching hairstyle and makeup, and then matched with the photos of each animal. The manipulation took me up to 20 hours for each. “Animeyed” previously appeared on many social media platforms, but now it’s an extended version with additional images.
I observed the angle, lighting, color and texture. The most typical things on each animal. I made a mood-board, I was inspired by makeup artists, and hairdressers’ earlier works found on web.
I was amazed by the peculiarity of each species. I realized how perfect the Nature is, and the similarity between humans and animals. I love animals, and somehow I wanted to show that we are very similar to them. I also wanted to show how unique and special they are, one by one. From the fish to the cat.
I wanted to show the similarity between our eyes, and through this composition our likeness. The first picture what I made was the “Rabbit”, and after this I decided to continue the series with this “right eye” set-up.
I used myself because it’s the easiest way for me to produce pictures. I don’t need to do model license or instruct the model what to do. It’s all mine, and I know the look, expression what I need. I can achieve the result just in a few hours of shooting.
I tried to explore the human identity, what makes us human, and what is the relation between animals and people. The beauty what they give us through their look with their existence. People appreciate pretty body and face more, but these species are less appreciated in my opinion. So I wanted to draw attention to their unique look and existence.
Text & Pictures by Flora Borsi
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Turkish graphic designer and photographer Aydin Büyüktas has mastered the art of surrealism, and his latest project will leave your head spinning in the best way.
Büyüktas uses drones to take a series of overhead photographs, which he then blends together to produce a superb ‘declining’ effect, in which the world below looks progressively smaller and flatter – the project is, in fact, called Flatland. The name is derived from a book by English author Edwin Abbott, in which he imagines a 2-dimensional world inhabited by geometric figures.
Flatland II is Büyüktas’s latest portfolio entry, featuring scenes he photographed while traveling across the US. We previously featured his stunning landscapes of Istanbul, so compare the East to the West below, and just remember that you’re not actually falling – it’s the picture.
Pictures by: Aydin Büyüktas
As though straight out of a Tim Burton film or, more commonly, a dream, the Color Consumption photo series deals and wheels in the surreal. As its title suggests, each image focuses on the use of saturated hues that help to create the fantastical feel present in the photographs. From hot pinks and bright blues to different shades of green, the colors are fun, playful and even a tad mysterious.
Shot by Design Army, a studio based in Washington, DC, and founded by husband and wife team Pum and Jake LeFebure, the Color Consumption photo series is a self-initiated project centered around their main inspiration
The husband-and-wife team behind Design Army can sum up what drives them in one word: color. “Color makes us feel alive. It fuels our minds, connects spirits, and feeds imaginations,” say Pum and Jake LeFebure, a design duo known predominantly for their layouts and publications. “It is everywhere when you look around. Everything on the planet is a color.”
This has led to Color Consumption, a self-initiated series of photographs focused on the couple’s main inspiration. The couple explains, “Color is a commodity. It is the ultimate currency to sustain and nourish our creative souls. It’s a design mantra we call ‘Color Consumption’.”
More information at www.designarmy.com