Creepy Portraits of Anime People in Real Life

Photographer Chris Scarborough is obviously trying to mess with our heads with Ideal Species, a series of portraits of Japanese anime come to life that was spotted by PetaPixel. His subjects are exhibiting “Manga” symptoms — stretched eyes, pinched noses, classic cartoon poses, plasticine demeanor. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Some are outright hockey but some are so subtle, it takes a little bit of time for the feeling of offness to set in. Just one peek into the naive, plate-sized peepers of that gal submerged in dark water should creep you out a bit. If not, you watch too many cartoons. 

Image credit: Chris Scarborough