Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hey there, pal! Turn that frown upside-do... Aaagh! No! I changed my mind! Keep that frown alone!

A deliciously creepy video example of The Thatcher Effect, a phenomenon where it becomes difficult to detect local feature changes in an upside down face, despite identical changes being obvious in an upright face. It is named after British former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on whose photograph the effect has been most famously demonstrated.

Photographer Brandon Voges's latest series of portraits, "Upside-Downy Face", were taken while the subject was hung upside-down. Eyes reddish and bulging, a look of discomfort on the part of the subjects, the effect is subtle but you can still sense that something is just a bit "off". (via Divine Caroline)
Images copyright Brandon Voges & Bruton Stroube

The Making of Upside-Downy Face:

A disturbing/hilarious collection of celebrity faces Photoshopped upside-down.

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