British photographer Zed Nelson was travelling the world when he started noticing something strange about the faces he was photographing: they were becoming more and more alike.
Nelson then embarked on a five year project which took him to 17 countries and different cultures where he took a confronting series of photographs that capture the lengths to which humans go to alter their appearance.
As the New York Times writes, some of the processes of bodily transformation are “positively medieval.”
“Globalisation hasn’t just given us Starbucks in Beijing and shopping malls in Africa,” he said. “It is also creating an eerily homogenised look.”
Here’s the very …