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Alienation: Upside-Down Portraits Make People Look Like Aliens by Anelia Loubser

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This latest photo series by Anelia Loubser, a photographer in Cape Town, reminds us that even the simplest change in perspective can change how things look drastically. By selectively cropping and flipping the dark portraits in her “Alienation” series, Loubser makes basic human portraits look like creepy alien close-ups.

‘Alienation’ is a collection of portraits that challenges the viewer by using creative tactics based on the concept, ‘If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change’ – Wayne Dyer,” Loubser explains. To see more of her work, as well as the “before” photos she took for this series, visit her Behance profile.

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One bright spark: Hypnotic photographs capture Pablo Picasso

'painting' with light

He was known for pushing the boundaries of his craft, so when Pablo Picasso was offered to paint with light, he leaped at the chance.

These stunning photographs, which show a dimly-lit Picasso swathed in neon squiggles, are the results of five sessions he held with lighting innovator Gjon Mili in 1949.

In a series known as his ‘light drawings’, the images show the artist waving a strobe light to create figures reminiscent of the screaming cattle in Guernica or the curvaceous woman in The Dreamer.

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What interested you about becoming a photographer?
– There is something beautiful and scary at the same time how the photographs have the ability to imprison reality, change it, or even create a new one. A photographer is a demiurge, who not only creates but also discloses… particpates in other people’s lives, posseses the past captured by him.

Where do you find inspiration to make your photographs?
– I was raised being surrounded by art. Studying fine arts and painting gave me some insight into classic and abstract art. I have a large selection of references ranging from Ancient culture, towards modern literature.

What do you most like to photograph?
– As noted by Jerry Uelsmann, “the camera is a fluid way of encountering that other reality..”. Photographers are naturally divided, according to their own inclinations.. I have never been able to capture the real world; I capture feelings, moods, that which is under the surface.

Who are your favorite photographers?
– Sarah Moon, Irina Ionesco, Paolo Roversi, Helmut Newton, Julia Margaret Cameron, Joel Peter Witkin…

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