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44 Strangely Surreal Portraits

From Kid-Drawn Political Portraits to Modernist Pop Art Editorials

— January 28, 2014 — Art & Design
These strangely surreal portraits offer glimpses into wildly distorted yet artistic photographs of people.

While ordinary portraits often showcase individuals sitting and facing toward the camera, these surreal examples offers a completely abstract take on those traditional photographs. Infusing artistic qualities such as geometric shapes, colorful distortions and even pop art influences, these surreal portrait designs will definitely showcase people like never before. Transforming ordinary photographs into works of art, these imaginative designs are offering an artistic take to these otherwise simple photos. From wonderfully warped portraits to those that feature extreme close-ups and cartoon illustrations, these surreal designs will serve to showcase individual photographs like never before.

Showcasing how a few artistic touches can easily transform an image, these surreal portraits will definitely have you examining these images into greater depth.
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Artistic Americana Illustrations
Artistic Americana Illustrations
Paul Tuller Painted Citizens Wearing Americana-Style Clothing
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Intimate Comrade Illustrations
Intimate Comrade Illustrations
Thoman Cian Immortalizes His Closest Friends in His Drawings
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Kid-Drawn Political Portraits
Kid-Drawn Political Portraits
This Series Depicts Politicians as Drawn by Kids
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Human-Like Puppet Portraits
Human-Like Puppet Portraits
Talking Heads by Matthew Rolston is a Creepy Photo Series
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Ethereal Feminine Portraits
Ethereal Feminine Portraits
Bec Winnel's Female Portrait Art Boasts a Distinct Dreamlike Quality
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Bubble Blowing Portraits
Bubble Blowing Portraits
Bubblegum by Emily Stein Captures the Spontaneity and Briefness of Youth
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Scarred Child Portraits
Scarred Child Portraits
The Fallen Ones by Ruadh DeLone is Full of Sadness and Weariness
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Cardboard Celebrity Portraits
Cardboard Celebrity Portraits
These Detailed Star Portraits Were Created Using Cardboard
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Hyperrealistic Candid Illustrations
Hyperrealistic Candid Illustrations
The 'Everyday Reflections' Series Explores Private Moments
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Intense Athletic Portraits
Intense Athletic Portraits
Haynes Captures Weightlifters Intensity, Endurance and Strength
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Drenched Portrait Ads
Drenched Portrait Ads
The 'Never Forgets' Water Park Ad Features Blissfully Soaked Portraits
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Artfully Abstracted Editorials
Artfully Abstracted Editorials
The Trashland Image Series by Bryan Huynh Defies Convention
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Cobalt Cosmetic Captures
Cobalt Cosmetic Captures
The Blue Period Vogue India Editorial Highlights a Bold Palette of Blues
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Superimposed Star Selfies
Superimposed Star Selfies
The Nicolas Cage Blog Photoshops the Actor's Face onto Instagram Selfies
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Fleeting Facial Portraits
Fleeting Facial Portraits
'Glass Menagerie' Encapsulates Momentary Emotional Expressions
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Circus-Inspired Dictionary Art
Circus-Inspired Dictionary Art
These Upcycled Vintage Dictionaries are Romantically Victorian
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3D-Printed Chocolate Portraits
3D-Printed Chocolate Portraits
Choc Edge Creates Sweet Masks for Customers
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Disney Princess-Inspired Portraits
Disney Princess-Inspired Portraits
Graw Creates Photorealistic Portraits of Disney Characters
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Warped Portrait Projects
Warped Portrait Projects
Artist David Szauder Created These Unusual Portraits
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Frightening Reflection Campaigns
Frightening Reflection Campaigns
Aaron Purser Shows Life Without a Window Cleaner for Mirrors
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Whimsical Vision Impaired Photography
Whimsical Vision Impaired Photography
Blind by Julia Fullerton-Batten Captures Haunting Portraits
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Landscape-Infused Portraiture (UPDATE)
Landscape-Infused Portraiture (UPDATE)
The Blendscapes Series by Oriol Angrill Jorda is Artful
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Sculptural Hairstyle Portraits
Sculptural Hairstyle Portraits
The Eliza Kukawska by Anna Dyszkiewicz Beauty Story is Conceptual
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Elaborately Embellished Self-Portraits
Elaborately Embellished Self-Portraits
Ryan Burke’s Self Portraits Have a Transformative Pow
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Painted National Food Portraits
Painted National Food Portraits
Jonathan Icher's Flag Body Art Represents Iconic Cuisines
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Evocative Loner Digital Art
Evocative Loner Digital Art
These Digital Paintings by Hi are Visually Striking Works of Art
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Ambiguous Body Collages
Ambiguous Body Collages
The UNTITLED # Image Series Distorts Human Faces and Figures
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Formidable Mistress Art Designs
Formidable Mistress Art Designs
Artist Dan Dos Santos Illustrated a Series of Tough Women
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Messy-Haired Celeb Photoshoots
Messy-Haired Celeb Photoshoots
The Dazed & Confused September 2013 Editorial Stars Elizabeth Olsen
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Famous LEGO Portrait Recreations
Famous LEGO Portrait Recreations
These LEGO Masterpieces Honor the Great Painters
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Darkly Surreal Portraitures
Darkly Surreal Portraitures
Portraits Part One by Paweł Bajew are Curious and Creative
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Hybrid Human Architecture Portraits
Hybrid Human Architecture Portraits
Paleari Combines Iconic Buildings with Silhouettes of People
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Elegant Embroidered Portraits
Elegant Embroidered Portraits
Artist Jose Romussi Creates Abstract Art with Sleek Stitching
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Baroque Surrealism Editorials
Baroque Surrealism Editorials
The Hand Crafted ODDA Magazine Photoshoot Embodies Opulence
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Oriental Opulence Portraits
Oriental Opulence Portraits
The Grand Masters Vogue China Editorial Shows Cultural Couture
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Quilted Oriental Beauty Illustrations
Quilted Oriental Beauty Illustrations
These Minjae Lee Art Designs Feature Unique Patterns
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Surreally Altered Sci-Fi Portraits
Surreally Altered Sci-Fi Portraits
Mark Bryan Transforms Iconic Paintings into Sci-Fi Paintings
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Stenciled Cosmetic Portraits
Stenciled Cosmetic Portraits
The Persephone Reborn Beauty Story Highlights Patterned Hair
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Surreally Reversed Portraits
Surreally Reversed Portraits
Photographer Malin Bergman Confuses What is Back to Front
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Electric-Hued Wig Portraits
Electric-Hued Wig Portraits
The Jeff Tse Candy Beauty Story Revives a 60s MOD Aesthetic
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Sun-Spotted Portrait Series
Sun-Spotted Portrait Series
Mr. Elbanks Captures Photos of Freckled-Face Subjects
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Fantastical Female Portraits
Fantastical Female Portraits
Photographer Katerina Plotnikova Captures Fairytale-Like Scenarios
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70s-Inspired Gypsy Portraits
70s-Inspired Gypsy Portraits
The Inez and Vinoodh 25 Magazine Beauty Story is Hippie-Themed
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Modernist Pop Art Editorials
Modernist Pop Art Editorials
The Hello Stranger Prestage Magazine Fashion Story is Retro-Infused
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