Face Of The Day

Sep 30 2012 @ 6:39pm

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Jordan Kushins spotlights a project that explores our biological interest in symmetrical faces:

Julian Wolkenstein was intrigued that those with symmetrical faces were widely seen as more attractive, and set out to consider the idea in a series of portraits that mirror both the left and right halves of an individual’s visage, resulting in two often quite different depictions of the same person. …

Wolkenstein is still exploring the concept of Echoism, now with a way, way larger field. He launched an app where anyone can contribute their own self-pic, and it’s yielded an unexpected evolution of the project. For the artist, the most surprising part wasn’t, in fact, the varied results–it was the incredible response. “Over 40,000 people have uploaded images,” he says. “I now have the largest collection of symmetrical portraits in the world.”