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Asymmetrical Faces Revealed Through Mirrored Composites


Turkish photographer Eray Eren takes faces and presents them as triptychs—each panel representing a standard, forward-facing portrait (left photo) along with two additional images that split the original face down the middle and form a mirrored version of the left half of the subject's actual face (middle photo) and another one of the right side (right photo). The project, titled Asymmetry, explores the asymmetry in faces and just how different one would look, were they to have symmetrical faces that mimicked either side.

The series, first brought to our attention by Eren himself, offers a very visual look at both beauty and the genetic materials that make up one's physical appearance. Each person has multiple factors to their face alone that are not balanced on both sides, yet it's that imbalance that skews from perfect symmetry that makes them look the way they do. The adjacent portraits prove that symmetry transforms the human face enough to look like a completely different person.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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