Amusing Flipped Portraits with Weird Beards

Simple, funny, and effective, Thorsten Schmidtkord’s Head on Top series flips the traditional portrait upside down — part of it anyway. Swapping chins for foreheads, the German artist has created his own humanoid species where mouths have been eliminated, but the eyes and other facial features express each subject’s innermost feelings. Schmidtkord’s work inspires compelling thoughts about individuality in a digital age that airbrushes the living daylights out of everyone and everything it can. However, we’re still glad we can enjoy them as strange, giggle-worthy photos depicting the bearded characters in some weird, alternate universe. Click through for more.

Image credit: Thorsten Schmidtkord