The Freaky loves these bizarre photos of squashed faces. They are the work of photographer Rut Mackel.
Rut achieves these strikingly strange photos by getting her subjects to press their faces against a pane of glass.
She says the photos explore the ugliness and beauty that exist in all of us.
‘By drastically transforming faces from aesthetically attractive to unpleasant appearance I wanted to challenge our perception of aesthetic appearance. The face is a symbol of personal identity: it’s the mirror or the mask of the self. The mirror reflects or distorts. Our faces are us. Thus, facial disfigurement can be particularly distressing,’ she says.