Aberrant perspective

One jacket too big, and the associated head too small.

One jacket too small, and the associated legs too big.

A bodiless hand associated with someone else’s shoulder.

Aquarium: a mouth-breather behind glass.

In the bowl a white backdrop hung crooked in front of another layer, this one black.

Liljenquist Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2016652803/. Post-processed to restore contrast and color.

To make Freaks, Tod Browning didn’t need freaks. All he needed was the human: that which is aberrantly normal.