The question Are aliens real, echoes constantly in our minds since always. We are constantly struggling with this phenomena without any real evidence.
One really interesting discovery was found by one photographer which made a simple experiment by making unusual combination of her photographs.
Maybe this experiment doesn’t give us the complete answer of are aliens real but surely makes us think twice about it.
South Africa-based photographer Anelia Loubser has created a set of eerie images that play games with the viewer’s eye.
Titled Alienation, her collection features black and white portraits shot from a very close distance and then flipped upside down to create a mysteriously new perspective on the human face.
Suddenly, the familiar becomes something totally different.
Anelia says she is a quote-type of person — when she sees or feels something inspiring, she either comes up with an original quote or thinks of an existing one. Secondly, she has a habit from childhood to close one eye and tilt her head when something interesting appears.
Idea for Alienation is truly a collision of these things:
“[O]n a random day … I was playing with a friends face laying upside down, and I saw another, unfamiliar face. I closed my eye and tilted my head and I thought to myself: “that”s neat, when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” (a quote by Wayne Dyer). From that moment my heart was sold on the idea”, says Anelia.
Anelia’s goal is to invite people to change the way they look at things. Not only art, but everything and everyone around us, even oneself.
According to her, beauty lies in everywhere, it’s all depends on perspective if you will capture it.
For her project she chose to photograph her favorite people so Alienation is a mix of family, friends, and inspiring local artists who inspire Anelia in her work.
The photographer told that her models were shocked to see the final result:
“There were certain stages of emotion involved. Firstly shock, they couldn’t believe that this kind of alienated face can come from their foreheads. Then complete captivation and fascination, which replaced their frowns with bright eyes, big smiles and lots of laughter.”