Eerie Portraits Of Street Performing Monkeys Wearing Doll Faces
‘A Kind of You’ is a harrowing photo series by Finnish photographer Perttu Saksa, in which he takes eerie portraits of street performing monkeys in Jakarta, dressed in children’s clothing and wearing the faces of plastic dolls.
According to Saksa, these monkeys have been trained and dressed to act like humans in order to beg for money from passersby in the city.
Each photo shows a monkey attached to a chain, with its face obscured by a spooky, hollow-eyed doll face—exuding a haunting and unsettling feeling in viewers.
“Modern city culture has turned the old tradition into [an] eerie and haunting act of cruel street theater where animals become something else, never able to reach our expectations,” wrote Skasa.
To view more images, head over to Skasa’s website
[via Perttu Saksa]
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