Mr. Chickpea & Friends Explore NYC

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As if the antioxidants, fiber, and deliciousness weren’t reason enough to love chickpeas, their personalities will certainly do the trick. In this playful series of photos by NYC based Turkish artist Sadi Tekin, little garbanzo bean heads explore the big apple. Tekin drew unique facial expressions on a bunch of dry garbanzo beans, utilizing the natural nose and chin grooves of the handsome legumes, then had a field day making bodies for them in unique New York (Ron Burgundy would be proud to read this aloud) locations.

The Ugly Truth: How Disfigurement Changes Identity

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Your face is how the world sees you; for some that makes life easier and for others it builds character. Sometimes it’s hard to separate who we are from what we look like. Could you still be the person you are if you got into an accident that left your face disfigured? Photographer Rut Mackel explores this theme with a project that challenges our perception of aesthetic appearance. He explores the beauty and ugliness that exists in everyone by having normal-looking people make themselves ugly by pressing their faces against a glass mirror.

All Taped Up- Funny Face Photography

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With nothing more than a lot of scotch tape and some willing participants, Wes Naman transforms normal looking people into cartoon characters! According to edotmag, Naman got the idea for this project last year at Christmastime when his assistant Joe Godfrey used the tape from his present to bend his nose in a silly way. Godfrey was a good sport and let Naman tape up his face in crazy ways for some good laughs and photos. Now, a year later, he has an entire Scotch Tape Series that looks like plastic surgery gone horribly awry.