Maykel Lima’s Distorted Digital Photography

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Spanish photographer Maykel Lima distorts his subjects to a nihilistic degree in his manipulated portrait series. In several pieces, the face and limbs of a young female subject are elongated until they are cut off the page — something like the effect of endlessly hitting the return key in a text box. As their bodies are warped, the subjects loose their sense of identity, becoming more like abstract shapes than human figures. In a complementary body of work, Lima focuses on the faces of religious statues, altering the countenances of these stand-ins of European culture and tradition. While simple on a technical level, Lima’s smart distortions of the human face make for strikingly unnerving imagery. Take a look at some of his work below.

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