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Illusionary Portrature

Jesus Gonzales Depicts Two-Faced People in His Latest Photo Series

— March 24, 2012 — Art & Design
Jesus Gonzales recently completed a series of perception-bending photographs. The shoots are essentially portraits but with a twist -- they show more than one angle of their subject's faces. Beyond just this, they create an optical illusion such that a phantom face appears adjacent to the real one.

At first glance the photographs seem natural. This initial impression fades quickly into inquisitiveness as one realizes that one is looking at a face from multiple angles at once.

Jesus Gonzales started the series in 2009 and only just completed it this year. Perception is a tricky thing and photography is is a great medium to play with it in.
Trend Themes
1. Perception-bending Photography - There is an opportunity to explore the commercial use of perception-bending photography in various fields such as advertising, marketing, and social media.
2. Optical Illusion Portraiture - There is an opportunity to apply the technique of optical illusion portraiture in art exhibits, galleries, and museums, creating a unique visitor experience.
3. Multi-angle Portrait Photography - There is an opportunity to explore multi-angle portrait photography in the fields of fashion, modeling, and beauty for creative and unique editorial photo shoots and commercials.
Industry Implications
1. Advertising - The use of perception-bending photography in advertising campaigns can create memorable and impactful promotions for products and services.
2. Art and Design - The technique of optical illusion portraiture can be employed by artists and designers to add a unique and captivating element to their work.
3. Photography - Multi-angle portrait photography can offer photographers a new technique to stand out in a competitive industry and create visually stunning images for clients.
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