Art project sees models given 'plastic surgery' with magazine cuttings
We've all pointed and laughed at magazine pictures of unfortunate celebrities who've had a spot of botched plastic surgery (don't pretend you haven't), but these images of what appears to be cosmetic enhancements gone wrong require a second look.
Closer viewing reveals that the odd looks of the people pictured are down to magazine cuttings being haphazardly taped to their face, rather than the result of an unfortunate visit to the surgeon.
The series of pictures - titled ID - is the work of French artists Bruno Metra and Laurence Jeanson, who wanted to challenge the concept of beauty, highlighting how it is now a social construct.
Professional photographer Metra said: "In the media we are bombarded by images of others.
"Magazines, cinema and television keep creating and imposing codes that become social references. What one must look like, how to wear make-up, what clothes to wear, how to behave.
"Laurence and I are fascinated by the power of the media and how it influences people's identities. The act of representation has taken over what's real; models erase themselves in order to gain another self.
"Here we are portraying identities weakened by the dikat of appearance."
See Metra and Jeanson's surreal photographs by scrolling through the gallery.