Since the first camera, photographers have been turning the lens on themselves. Alicia Savage’s Imagined series features surreal self portraits that explore her own emotions. Surreal Self Portraits: A.
This photo makes the police seem very menacing and scary. The only things you see are the riot shield and guns coming through the smoke. Any human elements are hidden by masks and smoke. Hiding information makes this photo seem scary.
Distortion of scale and altered reality. The idea that the night sky could be a veil through which a much larger and superior being can keep an eye on us, is a distortion of size and scale, that is on the one hand comforting, and on the other, disturbing.