Chicago based photographer Gracie Hagen explains thru this project how beauty can merely be an optical illusion and how, at the same time in the same context and with the same lighting and model, the final image really has a totally different look. Just by changing posture and facial expression. A whole book to dig the argument can be found here.

“Imagery in the media is an illusion built upon lighting, angles & photoshop. People can look extremely attractive under the right circumstances & two seconds later transform into something completely different” states the artist.

All that is beutiful and ugly is just inside us, you just have to make it come out.