Disorienting Origami Portraits of the “Futuristic Next Generation”

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In her Cosmic Surgery series, London-based photographer Alma Haser creates disorienting portraits that distort her subjects by folding images of parts of their faces into origami. Her process involves taking a simple picture of the model, then printing out multiple images of his or her face and folding those photos into a complicated origami pattern. She finishes by placing the shape over the original photo and rephotographing the subject. On her website, Haser explains, “There is something quite alien about the manipulated faces, as if they belong to some futuristic next generation. In these portraits the children become uncanny, while their parents are seen in a more familiar moment.” Click through to view a selection of images from Cosmic Surgery, which we discovered via Laughing Squid.

Lilly and Anastasia. Photo Credit: Alma Haser

Cassie. Photo Credit: Alma Haser

Felix. Photo Credit: Alma Haser

Alexandra. Photo Credit: Alma Haser

Tilly and Johnny. Photo Credit: Alma Haser

Lottie. Photo Credit: Alma Haser

Luca. Photo Credit: Alma Haser

Katie. Photo Credit: Alma Haser