10.3.11

the face of tomorrow

Ever wondered what people will look like in 50 years time? How will migration affect the look and feel of cities like London, Sydney and New York? Mike Mike, a photographer based in Istanbul, is exploring this topic and attempting to answer these questions by taking photographs of people and merging them into a composite image.  It's an interesting idea with some curious results.
Sydney, Australia

Firstly what is immediately noticable is how beautiful all the composite images are - hardly surprising when you discover that what we often perceive as beautiful is a flawless and symmetrical face. Superimposing 100 faces on top of each other will tend to blend out the unique things that makes us "us" transforming 'the face of tomorrow' into a beautiful, if not slightly Bladerunner-esque beauty.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 I also love the facial expressions - look how happy the two from the Netherlands are! Mike Mike has been collecting these photographs since 2004 and is currently inviting people to add their cities to the growing compliation on his website.  Pop over and check out some of the other faces from Hong Kong, Damascus and London.

9 comments:

Anika said...

This is SO cool!! What a great idea. It's interesting to see the transformations. Going to check him out!

Krystal said...

it's interesting how all of the eyes look similar, to me anyway!

Jamie said...

What a cool project. I'm struck by how similar the people from the 3 cities look.

Silver Strands said...

Very interesting!

justine said...

what a great and interesting project.

lisa said...

This is neat!!!
I too am amazed at how similar the people look!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

This is such a fun and creative idea...I'll pop on over to his site now! Thanks for sharing!

Liesl :)

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

It surprises me how similar they all are! Really interesting project... I'm heading on over to check out the rest of the cities now. Thanks for sharing!

Punctuation Mark said...

what a cool project... will pop over there and check it out... have a nice weekend!