Beautifully Surreal Self-Portraits Explore Darkly Mysterious World

Tokyo-born graphic design student and photographer Yutha Yamanaka produces stunningly surreal self-portraits that explore a strange and mysterious world. Like many other talented, young creatives, the Bali resident has embarked on a 365 Days Project, for which he’ll post an image a day for a whole year. Now nearly one-third of the way through this ambitious venture, Yamanaka’s photos have only gotten better and better, as he consistently delivers one incredible image after another.

Most of Yamanaka’s shots feature himself immersed in the lush, tropical landscape of Indonesia. Faceless figures collapse on the beach, float in mid-air, and crawl through the thick vegetation of the woods. In several images, the subject appears tormented by ominous signs, whether they’re black crows, stormy rainclouds, smoldering flames, or searching hands. Combined with the muted tones and prominent shadows that set Yamanaka’s aesthetic apart, the intriguing subject matter and themes make for a set of beautifully compelling–and sometimes eerie–photos.

Yutha Yamanaka on Flickr
Yutha Yamanaka on Behance
via [My Amp Goes to 11], [iGNANT]

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