Vintage Carnival Masks: iPhone portraits by Vee Speers

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Vintage Carnival Masks: iPhone portraits © by Vee Speers

These impromptu portraits feature ordinary and eccentric Parisians wearing vintage hand-painted Carnival masks. Fine-art photographer Vee Speers made this series just for fun — with her iPhone — over the course of a few dinner parties with friends.

The effect of the cartoon-like painted faces on 3D human bodies flattens and expands the images, playing tricks on the eye in a dizzying manner.

See more photos, and read more, in Lens Culture.

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Vintage Carnival Masks: iPhone portraits © by Vee Speers

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Vintage Carnival Masks: iPhone portraits © by Vee Speers

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Vintage Carnival Masks: iPhone portraits © by Vee Speers