If you’re willing, even your fingers can be transformed into famous people of your choice, and that’s what the Italian artist Dito Von Tease did for his Ditology project. He photographed his own index ‘dito’, (aka finger) and magically manipulates it into public figures like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg with astounding accuracy.
Von Tease, who also goes by the name “Il Dito” (The Finger), started the project three years ago, when he first subscribed to Facebook. He decided to design an avatar using a photo of his own index finger and some digital retouching. He says, “I wanted to be free from my role, my oppressive relatives, and my not-very-friends.” The burlesque performer Dita Von Teese, whom he calls “an expert in disguises,” inspired his alias. He also wanted to explore the idea that we all hide ourselves behind an image we create. Which is your favorite? Please let us know in the comments below.
(Image Source: Ditology)
Dito Avatar. With this level of accuracy and detail, it’s hard to tell if this really comes from a regular index finger. Dito Von Tease is not (just) another photo manipulator.
Dito Mona Lisa. Masterpiece remastered, but how the heck did he re-create the cloth in renaissance style?
Dito Ronald McDonald. Ronald McDonald’s look always freaks me out, but this one scared me with its seamless, realistic combination between background and portrait.
Dito Mark Zuckerberg. If you use Facebook every day, will your finger start looking like Mark Zuckerberg? Nailed the hair.
Dito Obama. Love him or hate him, you can’t hate Dito Obama.
Dito Tattoo. Quick note: every master work like this takes between 8 and 16 hours.