photographer inspiration: Alex Kisilevich

photo by Alex Kisilevich

photo by Alex Kisilevich from On the Surface series

Alex Kisilevich's photos are like riddles. They are mysterious, slightly unnerving and definitely compelling.

I especially enjoy his On the Surface series. He uses subtle digital manipulation to create distorted mirror images of his subjects. They lead me to wonder which is the "real" subject. The images speak to people's inner lives and how we can perceive ourselves in ways that differ from our exterior. They also make me think of the many "selves" we go through as we age and the way our growth physically and emotionally manifests itself in our bodies.

The other series on his site are equally engaging and definitely worth checking out.

{via Beautiful/Decay}