Your face’s facets

In this project a collection of kaleidoscopic passport photos helps us reveal the subtle asymmetries in anyone’s face. The dual portraits are made from symmetrizing the left and ride halves of each face. Here are about 150 portraits from 100 people. In every photo, the leftmost portrait is the left side of the original photo (and therefore the right side of your face looking out from your own perspective).

And as you browse, consider: do you believe the conventional wisdom that the more symmetric faces are the more beautiful (whether conventionally or unconventionally)?

Pictures are below but the link to a better gallery is

If you’re in the collection and wish your picture taken down, let me know. The code for automating much of this is

Seth Frey ( and Gyorgy Feher (


This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023 and is filed under audio/visual, code.