Gruesome injuries recreated with candy and ice cream are pure nightmare fuel

What you're currently squirming at is Faces 5, a cloyingly morbid series of portraits by Utrecht photographer Ashkan Honarvar, whose work deals with the malleability of the human body. In these unnerving photographic manipulations, men's mutilated faces weep sprinkles, frosting, and candy vines. The ensuing pictures resemble artifacts of a three-way war between Candyland, The Lollipop Guild, and Wonka Mercantile Syndicates Incorporated.

Gruesome injuries recreated with candy and ice cream are pure nightmare fuel

As the artist explains of Faces 5, "This series constitutes Ashkan Honarvar's search for an identity and the physical and psychological wounds inflicted on soldiers by war [...The photographer] used existing pictures of young First World War soldiers with facial mutilations." You can see more of Honarvar's portraiture here (occasionally NSFW). And for more sugary horror, see the toothy cakes of Scott Hove.


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[Via Street Anatomy]