Strangely Disorienting Close-up Photos of Shampooed Hair

It looks like a black-and-white photo of snow on pine needles, or just some abstract form… until you glimpse an unmistakable sliver of flesh and finally realize what you’re looking at. In this series, which appeared in the magazine Numero China (and which we spotted via Designboom), Hong Kong-based photographer Cheuk Lun Lo zooms in on shampooed heads. By shooting from above, twisting the hair into sculptural shapes, and setting the disembodied heads against a black background, he manages to make the familiar — your daily lather, rinse, repeat — into something delightfully, disorientingly strange.

Photo credit: Cheuk Lun Lo