Symmetrical Portrait Series.

A series of 12 portraits where the left side and right sides have been flipped and reconnected to create two different symmetrical versions of the sitters. 

The success of this series led me to develop the iphone app "" where anyone could upload and symmetrical-ise themselves to be included on an online gallery website.

There is a myth, some say a science, suggesting people who have more symmetrical faces are considered more “ attractive “.

If you are made symmetrical, do you consider yourself more beautiful, less so, or is it just weird? Or is it you at all? Do you have a best side? What is to be said of left and right brain dominance?

This is a series of photographic portraits completed in 2010. The subjects were specifically cast for their individual facial features. They were photographed front to camera and in the same position. They were asked not to express emotions or character.

This initial study focusing on facial symmetry, is part of a larger piece revolving around facial features, facial proportions and facial symmetry.

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