One major purpose of art is, quite simply, to evoke a reaction. Some art makes us happy. Some pieces make us upset. Every so often, something comes along in the art world that totally creeps everyone out.
Venice, Italy-based artist Franceso Sambo produced photographs that, for me, rank in that last category. These photographs combine animals and humans, and the results are pretty outlandish.
A man with the head of a llama. Yeah, this is definitely giving me the creeps.
What”re you scared of, guy with a lion”s head? It”s me who”s scared of you.
Aw man, koalas are so adorable and cute. This is just terrifying.
No, just no. This is serious nightmare material.
A bison-man deep in thought. Dark, evil, demonic thought.
This one looks sad, and still vaguely creepy.
Here”s another more contemplative animal-humanoid. Very thoughtful, yet still scary.
Whether you find these as scary as I do, you have to agree they are unique and creative photographs that took serious talent to create. The fear they evoke comes from how real they look. I know I won”t be getting much sleep tonight.