Pierre Schmidt is the creator of these beautifully terrifying portraits that distort people’s physical feature. He specially focuses on their facial features. By enhancing, removing or adding new characteristics, he drastically changes the tone of the image from classic portraits to artistic manipulation.
These beautifully terrifying portraits are the product of photo manipulation, illustration and collage. In a trifecta of collaboration, these techniques come together to reveal an alternate reality. Some images of faces appear to be melting off a person’s bones while other images replace entire faces with a large gaping hole.
This bizarre world create by Schmidt is an intricate examination of his own person psyche. He uses vintage images and adds floral concepts that are delicate in theory but very aggressively presented.