These dramatic photos are the work of Chinese painter and photographer, Zhang Peng.
Peng manipulates the eyes of his child subjects and gives them a 'flawless' appearance, as a comment on the westernized ideals of femininity that are spread through Asian media.
His grotesque distortions make his subjects appear manufactured and doll-like, with chillingly sad eyes that seem to bore deep into your soul.
The image of the little girl dressed as a bride and depicted as being heavily pregnant is especially disturbing.
Eerie Dramatic Photography
1. Distorted Realities - Creating digitally-manipulated images that distort reality for artistic and editorial purposes to express emotion and commentary.
2. Humanoid Aesthetics - Exploring the appeal of artificial humanoids that blur the lines between human and machine while challenging beauty standards and perceptions of reality.
3. Unsettling Photography - Producing eerie and disturbing images in photography that provoke a strong emotional response and spark conversation about beauty standards and cultural ideals.
1. Art and Photography - Exploring the use of advanced technologies in art and photography to challenge beauty standards and cultural ideals while sparking conversation and debate.
2. Fashion and Beauty - Challenging beauty standards in fashion and beauty by exploring new and unconventional aesthetics that blur the lines between human and machine, and promote individuality and diversity.
3. Entertainment and Media - Creating new forms of entertainment and media content that provoke a strong emotional response and challenge cultural norms, while promoting diversity, individuality, and inclusivity.