Denisse

Our receptionist has identical twin sisters 4 years her junior, and when I saw a photograph I was struck by the the similarities between them all.
Now, while that is true, the above shot is not the three sisters, but Denisse and her two mirror images!
I thought I had taken the shot in even light and square on, but once I started working on the 'mirrors', I realised how much impact even small differences in lighting and subject angle make.
It is interesting to see just how 'flat' perfectly symmetrical faces look, and how our beautiful what we think of as being natural 'imperfections' actually are. Just like the Velveteen Rabbit, our imperfections and life experiences (good and bad) make us 'real' and not digital 'air-brushed imagery'.
Great way of making a point! Initially I thought it was of the 3 sisters.
posted December 8th, 2011  
Perception is a funny old thing isn't it?! I did this of myself a little while ago, and whilst I could see bits of myself in both symmetrical images, I also refused to believe that neither was "really" me!
posted December 8th, 2011  
well done Lyn, the differences are amazing :)
posted December 8th, 2011  
Very interesting.. so much work has been done in psychology on perception of faces and symertry.. A really interesting subject.
posted December 8th, 2011  
Amazingly small differences that change the whole in a significant way... just think what plastic surgeons do to a person in real life!
posted December 8th, 2011  
Cool collage. Especially the hair lines there are slight differences.
posted December 8th, 2011  
great job :)
posted December 9th, 2011  
Very interest collage Lyn. I like what you did with her hair!
posted December 9th, 2011  
thats amazing!!!!
posted December 9th, 2011  
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