South Africa-based artist and photographer Anelia Loubser took a different view on portraits and turned her friends into aliens.
With its unnervingly-shaped eyes and strange frown-lined mouth it looks like it could be a visitor from another planet. But a closer look reveals that this is no alien creature from far beyond the stars – but a human being just like you and me.
For Anelia Loubser has flipped images of human faces to create the wonderfully twisted perspectives as part of her Alienation series of photographs.
The Cape Town-based photographer says she was inspired to create the series after reading the words of American motivational speaker Wayne Dyer who said that if you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
And that’s certainly the case here, as eyebrows become odd furry tufts, frowns are turned into mouths and heads seem to transform themselves into chins.
All in all, it’s safe to say that these eerie images are certainly out of this world.
All Images © Anelia Loubser