Apple Inspires Designer to Turn Photo Booth Grimace into Mask


Photo: Mark Pernice
Photo: Mark Pernice

Designer Mark Pernice took that love we all have of late-night grimaces immortalized with the Mac’s built in Photo Booth program to another level: he made a mask out of it.

Pernice took one of those gazing-up-the-nostrils, Mr. Bean-on-acid shots of himself, then got master special effects wizard Christian Hanson to whip up a mask from it.

Photo: Mark Pernice / Scott Altmann

Pernice explains why he’d put so much effort into creating a disturbing, wearable doppelganger:

Using Apple’s Photo Booth application as inspiration, the idea was to take the 2D image that it manipulated and create a tangible face in a real environment, then in turn bring it back into a 2D image. Using Photo Booth on the mask itself may create some sort of paradoxical shift where I cease to exist.

Photo: Mark Pernice/ Scott Altmann

Cool. After one too many German beers, we may try it, too.

Via Misterhonk


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