This image is very striking, I love how it borders on being sinister and elegant at the same time.
It must be the eye area, plus that red plume of color shooting out of the figures mouth. I know that must be a shirt over the face there, but it really make this whole image so surreal, while the color scheme gives it this nice aged, nostalgic look to it.
A very smooth image, there is another like it, without the face covering. You can find that image, plus many other amazing photos in this artists gallery here:
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