My last post here on Bored Panda was about adding extra limbs to photo subjects. This time, it's all about adding cracks and textures. The humans were all photographed in studio or on-location. I photographed the cracks in and around my neighbourhood. (I live in Los Angeles, and our streets/sidewalks are not exactly in pristine condition.)

As for the process, I take a human photo, add a crack/texture layer in photoshop, play around with blend modes/levels, do a lot of masking, and voila... these awkward creations.

Like a lot of my fine-art work, the inspiration for these stems from my own medical struggles over the years. Having Crohn's Disease since 2001, I've lost count of how many times I've been sliced open and put back together again.

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Debbra Walter 2 years ago

Justin, people just don't seem to understand constant pain and trouble. This photo is of my back. I love you and am praying for your relief from hurt.

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Claire Von Hirdler 2 years ago

love this! it would make a dope tattoo.

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Kikka io 2 years ago

this photo has a big meaning for me. I seem to read all the suffering that you can try to live in a continuous and constant pain, as my experience shows. fatigue and ruin that this leads to a body that eventually will crack and breaks under the weight of pain.

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Abby Edmondson 2 years ago

I think it's deep and profound and beautiful. Well, done.

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Margo A 2 years ago

As someone who lives with constant pain in my upper back, this photo is very meaningful. Your work is incredible.

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Eve Black 2 years ago

I love this one! It's incredible. Wish I was that good as a photographer.

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Carmel Watts 2 years ago

I love your art work.

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Dopamine Addict 2 years ago

Hi Justin I write about addiction and would love to use your work as a way to illustrate the effects that addictions have on people. The scars that trauma and addiction leaves is not visible in the normal sense, but your pictures are a great way of suggesting that real damage has been done. You can have a look at my writings at: http://www.resourceaddiction.com/naltrexone-alcohol/

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💖 Stacy Rae 💖 2 years ago

I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28 and given a bilateral mastectomy very soon afterwards. The cancer itself was not such a shock but when I was told what the treatment would be I was stunned. That's what I see in this image, my mental and physical pain and scars from such a major operation.

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