One may never view a snake, a goldfish, or a white dove in quite the same way again. In these startling surreal images animals and photographer become one.
Hungarian fine art photographer Flora Borsi was inspired to make this series of photo manipulations, called "Animeyed," after taking a selfie with her dog and realizing the incredible similarity between her canine's eye and her own.
Each piece is a unique creation. There's an incredible amount of detail and care that goes into each image with Borsi cultivating very specific looks to coordinate with each animal right down to changing her eye color and dying her hair color., producing images that make one do a double take.
It probably comes as no surprise that Salvador Dali is one of Borsi's inspirations. Borsi's work very often focuses on the female form; hiding or revealing eyes or the face.
Borsi says that each piece takes her 15-20 hours including the makeup, hair, stock image research for the animal photos and image manipulation. The retouching work for the composite photos alone takes 12 hours per piece. The photographer made moodboards for each art piece.
Borsi became interested in photo-manipulation in 2004, three years before she started taking photos. She was meticulous about details trying to get a sense of the most typical aspects of each species in the series, paying attention such things like the texture of skin or fur and the color of eyes.
She is a self-taught photographer whose work is exhibited in Europe and the U.S.
The 22-year-old artist was a recipient of the Adobe Photoshop's 25 under 25 awards in 2015, recognizing 25 of the most creative game changing visual artists under 25. She created this image of a woman using her ideas to float above New York City for Adobe's Instagram account.
Borsi's work very often focuses on the female form and hiding and revealing eyes. This is an example from a series analyzing fashion portraits and using them to comment on the images of perfect models. Bori describes "distouching" images of perfect models for this project stating, "These pictures are my little monsters, no one wants to look like them, because they are totally unique."