the ugly truth by rut mackel
 
the ugly truth by rut mackel
jan 14, 2013

the ugly truth by rut mackel

 ‘the ugly truth’ by rut mackel

 

 

 

london-based photographer rut mackel has sent designboom a series of images that are a little out of shape. the photographic project ‘the ugly truth’ explores the ugliness and the beauty that exists collectively within each of us – by drastically transforming faces from aesthetically attractive to something more unpleasant. the images were created through having framed glass pressed against the face of a model in order to encourage various face distortions. mackel offers to challenge our perception of attractiveness by provoking change through a sudden shift in appearance, and attempting to recognize what emotional responses are consequently triggered – either from the person themself or an onlooker.

 

 

the ugly truth by rut mackel

 

the ugly truth by rut mackel

 

 

the ugly truth by rut mackel

 

 

the ugly truth by rut mackel

 

 

the ugly truth by rut mackel

 

 

the ugly truth by rut mackel

 

 

the ugly truth by rut mackel

 

 

the ugly truth by rut mackel

 

 

the ugly truth by rut mackel

 

 

the ugly truth by rut mackel

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions’  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

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