I love black and white photos more than anything in the world. The focus on sharp contrasts between deep blacks, bright whites, and every spectrum of gray in between is so much more fulfilling than full color photos. Lighting plays a more important role in black and white photography as shadows can transform subjects into something entirely different. Take, for instance, South Africa-based photographer Anelia Loubser’s Alienation.
The concept behind the project involves close-up portraits of her subjects’ foreheads, then flipping them upside down to create what look like alien faces. As Loubser quotes in her series description, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change,” which is clearly made with the series. Check out some of Loubser’s Alienation photos below and her Behance page for more from the Alienation set (and other projects as well!).