Mind-Bending, Surreal Nude Photos by Asger Carlsen [NSFW]

These beautiful, anonymous black and white nudes from Denmark-born, New York-based artist Asger Carlsen look perfectly real and natural, until… You notice that appendages drip out of bodies in inhuman ways. You can see the skeletons folded inside the taught skin but something is horribly wrong. The way these globs of flesh are stacked on top of legs could sustain gravitational balance but not human life. Elbows sprout out of fists. Torsos are truncated. The heads aren’t even there. We’re not sure what’s more unsettling: The limbs resembling writhing phalluses or the writhing phalluses resembling limbs. Proceed for some explicit love-children of Roger Ballen and Francis Bacon.

Photo credit: Asger Carlsen