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What does Fear look like?

Just for fun today, we look at a place that explores fear on a regular basis.  They have seen it all–the screams, the terror, the heart pounding moment when the unexpected changes fun into fright. This place is The Nightmares Fear Factory, in Niagara Falls, Canada. They claim that the experience is so scary, that 100,000 visitors have “chickened out”.  This typology of fear is a window into human behavior that from the outside looks much more amusing than the actual reality of experiencing the terror.

What does Fear look like?

Just for fun today, we look at a place that explores fear on a regular basis.  They have seen it all–the screams, the terror, the heart pounding moment when the unexpected changes fun into fright. This place is The Nightmares Fear Factory, in Niagara Falls, Canada. They claim that the experience is so scary, that 100,000 visitors have “chickened out”.  This typology of fear is a window into human behavior that from the outside looks much more amusing than the actual reality of experiencing the terror.

What does Fear look like?

Just for fun today, we look at a place that explores fear on a regular basis.  They have seen it all–the screams, the terror, the heart pounding moment when the unexpected changes fun into fright. This place is The Nightmares Fear Factory, in Niagara Falls, Canada. They claim that the experience is so scary, that 100,000 visitors have “chickened out”.  This typology of fear is a window into human behavior that from the outside looks much more amusing than the actual reality of experiencing the terror.

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

The Men Behind Lincoln: Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg by Marco Grob

Ever the director, Steven Spielberg was already thinking about the next shoot at his portrait sitting with Marco Grob for this week’s issue of TIME. Spielberg was curious about the photographer’s plans to photograph Daniel Day Lewis, who plays the 16th president in the director’s forthcoming Lincoln, later in the day. His schedule was free—so Spielberg offered to come back and help Grob with the shoot. “Spielberg is an icon, and to have him shoulder to shoulder with me as I shot was quite amazing,” Grob says. “He ended up directing Daniel’s gazes and poses, and talking to him during the shoot to create a really casual atmosphere.” Spielberg limited his creative input to Lewis, though, even at Grob’s insistence that he review shots, which ultimately suited the photographer’s nerves just fine. “To have a very famous voice in your ear, at your shoulder, as you shoot could be quite stressful, to put it mildly,” Grob says. “But this was obviously an incredibly fun and memorable experience.”

Marco Grob is a contract photographer for TIME. View more of his work for TIME here or on his website.