Evil Clutching Cuteness Gives Dictators A Soft Side.
Chunlong Sun, a photographer and digital retoucher from Beijing, China had some fun with this little personal project. A series of images featuring world-renowned dictators clutching plushies gives them a tender side we all wish they truly had. The juxtaposition between the face of evil and a cuddly stuffed animal makes these serious portraits instantly humorous.
Muammar Khadafi (aka Muammar al-Gaddafi):
Mobutu Sesé Seko:
How they were created
To create the images, Chunlong Sun, photographed friends of his wearing uniforms and holding the toys. He then took the faces of the leaders from other photos and fairly seamlessly made composites (see below):
all images from Chulong Sun on Behance