This Photographer Is (Literally) Changing The Face Of Beauty

video-morph-embedPhoto: Courtesy of Greg Kessler.
We've been fans of Greg Kessler and his Model-morphosis series over at T magazine for awhile now. The photographer's ingenious sliding images convey the makeup magic that us editors get to observe backstage at Fashion Week, but rarely have the chance to share with others. Now, the photographer has taken his ingenious technology to the next level with his first double-video image, entitled Video-morphosis.
"Video-morphosis came about in a similar way to Model-morphosis," Kessler told us in a recent interview. "Model-morphosis started with me looking through all of the photographs of work that had been done by the makeup artists, which you can't appreciate because you only see finished product. In this format, you can see and appreciate how much beauty tweaks — even just the filling in of an eyebrow — can totally 'morph' a face." The images are absolutely fascinating, especially the more subtle looks where the changes are almost imperceptible in the individual images, but majorly transformative when split down the middle.
Kessler explains that he was drawn to create a moving version of Model-morphosis because of the potential to show different angles of the same beauty looks, as well as the movement of certain hairstyles. "You're always looking at something new, so your eye never gets tired," he says. While Kessler isn't sure yet if he'll produce more video versions, we're already thinking about possibilities. Cat-eye and reverse cat-eye? Ombré lips and sunset lips? Hook us up, Greg — we're ready for more!


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