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Transparent Tape Nightmare Fuel
February 1, 2013 12:27 PM   Subscribe

Ever made yourself look monstrous by using transparent adhesive tape on your face? Photographer Wes Naman has taken this to a wonderfully creepy extreme in his Scotch Tape Series. [via]
posted by quin (16 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love these! Wanted to try it on my family but they wouldn't step up. Load of killjoys!
posted by mandarin fish at 12:29 PM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I have! It's stunningly effective. Terrify your friends!


Then you realize you have taped over something hairy ...
posted by louche mustachio at 12:31 PM on February 1, 2013 [4 favorites]


These people obviously never watched any of Captain Monterey Jack's PSAs...
posted by MysticMCJ at 12:41 PM on February 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


I would have been more impressed, and horrified, to watch the video of said tape's removal. Were any eyeballs actually pulled out in the process? (yeah, think about THAT for a while, just before you go to sleep!).
posted by HuronBob at 1:00 PM on February 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Michael Iiiiaaaaan Black!
Freshman Orientation
posted by smuna at 1:06 PM on February 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


For some reason, I looked at the top middle one and thought, "Sarah Palin?"
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:20 PM on February 1, 2013


I don't know who Wes Naman is but Douglas Gordon did this exact art piece first in 1996.
posted by Jason and Laszlo at 1:28 PM on February 1, 2013


I love you, quin. This is awesome.
posted by RakDaddy at 1:31 PM on February 1, 2013


There's a music video I love that does stuff like tape on the face to good effect--Sia's Buttons
posted by foxfirefey at 1:36 PM on February 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Pee Wee Herman was an early innovator in the form, although this takes it to a whole new level.
posted by JimInLoganSquare at 2:20 PM on February 1, 2013


I initially parsed his name as Les Nessman, which made these even more awesome.
posted by usonian at 3:12 PM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


If nothing else, this thread introducing me to Sia's amazing voice.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 3:13 PM on February 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


Aphex
posted by Zerowensboring at 4:28 PM on February 1, 2013


Reminds me of the end of that classic Twilight Zone episode, "Eye of the Beholder".
posted by doctornemo at 5:23 PM on February 1, 2013


Not half as terrifying as this.
posted by Drexen at 5:50 PM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think Wes should team up with this guy and create some collaborative works.
posted by seawallrunner at 9:12 PM on February 1, 2013


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