The Truth Is Somewhere Upside Down: Aliens in Anelia Loubser’s Project
South African photographer Anelia Loubser took a different view on portraits and turned her friends into aliens.
“I like to look at everyday things from another perspective. The idea for Alienation came out of nowhere when I was playing with a friends face upside down, and I saw an alien-like face and immediately thought of the quote by Wayne Dyer – “If you change the way you look at things the things you look at change”.”, told Anelia to Depositphotos.
“When I started to experiment with this idea, I photographed my favourite people – family, friends and local artists for whom I have a great deal of respect. We were very amused and entertained to see what faces came out.”
“It is interesting to observe how people, both those photographed and the viewers, react to Alienation. Firstly shock, they can’t believe that that kind of alienated face can come from their foreheads, then complete captivation and fascination, and then their frown is replaced with bright eyes and a big smile and lots of laughter.”