French digital artist and photographer Carl Redback is the talented individual behind the eye-catching series “Treebeard”. It sees him photographing portraits of everyday individuals, before digitally fusing them with various botanicals, foliage and plant matter in Photoshop.

Look closely and you’ll notice razor sharp thorns painfully puncturing the skin, whilst roots and branches grow out of eye sockets at will. Whilst Redneck’s hybrids certainly make for unsettling viewing, they also serve as a reminder of our connection to the natural world. A connection that (thanks to the rapid acceleration of technology) grows fainter and more distant each and every day.

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