Swirling Twirling Heads

After a year break, Venezuela-based student Jess Gonzlez Rodrguez is back with a new series that really messes with our minds. (Remember his multidirectional face illusions?) Called Evacuated, the project takes self-portraits and adds in a surreal, geometric twist. We never quite see the 22-year-old’s face, in fact, the swirling vortexes give the illusion that his head is constantly moving. Would be great to see in gif form.

Big thanks to Jess for letting us debut this series and for the sweet shout-out.

Jess Gonzlez Rodrguez Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr

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