Julian Wolkenstein has created a photographic portrait series that explores the myth that people who have more symmetrical faces are more attractive. Symmetrical faces have long been seen as the benchmark for true beauty, but is this a fact or merely a myth? Julian says that “Part of my project has been to de-bunk the myth that symmetrical people are therefore better looking. Some of the symmetrical images don’t look attractive at all.”
Do you think one side of your face is “better” than the other? Julian has created an iPhone and iPad app called Echoism that allows users to upload a picture of themselves and have their face divided into perfectsymmetry.
The participants were selected specifically for their individual facial features. They were all photographed in the same position and were asked not to express any emotions or character.