Photos that Challenge Your Perception of Reality

If you think you know what you are looking at in German photographer Martin Waldbauer's images, look again! Nothing is quite what it seems in these digitally manipulated photos and photomontages. From a tightrope walking little girl reaching for the moon to the ghostly remnants of a female figure on a chalkboard, Waldbauer forces upon his viewers a perception of reality that doesn't quite make sense.

Waldbauer's biography reads, "Photography from the heart! Total amateur." But surely, viewers can argue that this artist is much more than just an amateur. The creativity in his compositions is delightfully surprising. There is a playful confusion that draws the viewer in to ponder the authenticity of the scene.

Martin Waldbauer's website
via [Illusion]

January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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