Mind-Bending Photos of Nude Bodies Contorted Into New Shapes [NSFW]

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French photographer William Farges claims to be more interested in reflecting “the relationship between body and mind” than “cultivating particular fantasies,” but that doesn’t make his Chimeras series any less visually intriguing. The artist splices together two nude photos of the same individual, creating a novel and not-quite-human form from a mosaic of extended legs, arched backs, and draped arms. Farges describes the result as “the beginning of the spectator’s imagination,” inviting the viewer to see what they want in the “Chimeras” he creates from components of the human body. Like the creature that gives the series its name, the photographs are more than the sum of their parts: even though we can identify each body part, the end product is creepy, beautiful, and fascinating at the same time. Click through for a look at Farges’ work.

Image Credit: William Farges

Image Credit: William Farges

Image Credit: William Farges

Image Credit: William Farges

Image Credit: William Farges

Image Credit: William Farges

Image Credit: William Farges

Image Credit: William Farges