Captivating Examples of Sleeveface Photography

Sleeveface is an intriguing phenomenon making its rounds on the web. It has become particularly popular on social networking sites.

The technique is pretty straightforward and consists of photographs of one more people obscuring or augmenting any part of their bodies with album sleeves, causing an illusion.

In this post, we’ve compiled a few of the most fascinating examples of sleevefaces out there.

They’re really fun to watch and give the viewer a very unique perspective on the subjects being photographed.

You can find more examples by visiting the Sleeveface Flickr Group or

Compiled exclusively for WDD by Zoe A.

What do you think of this type of photography? Have you experimented with it? Share your thoughts with us…

  • goofydg1

    very nice.

  • Jake

    I didn’t realize pictures like this were happening so much. I enjoyed them all though, it was a good chuckle. Some of them are very clever.

  • Loveish

    Amazing collection. I love all of them. Thnx for sharing them :)

  • Lena Tailor | DT

    congratulations!!!! bravo.. :) great Collection.

    That looks like a lot of fun, I am curios to see what every one can come up with.

  • Anders

    The sleeveface group is fun.
    Check out as well.

  • Vicky

    Cool, John Travolta is a pretty lady :)

    • http://www, Laura

      yep, even without the legs :)

  • scottie

    there even seems to be a “sleeve face” book on one of the tabletops in one of the images. very interesting indeed.

  • hollsk

    Can’t stop laughing at the John Travolta one :D

    It’s getting to be quite popular now, I’ve spotted it on a few advertising hoardings around town over the last few months. Feels quite retro for some reason (probably because the vinyl records are kind of retro anyway).



  • HD Guy

    Wonderful photos!

  • David

    me encanto!!!! i love it!!!

  • christian louboutin

    Oh my god

  • Si

    Top Post!

  • DCNY

    This is funny + interested :)

  • Web Designers

    Great collection mate, thanks for sharing!

  • Chris Collins

    Hahaha. Outstanding.

  • Lisa

    Wow what a cool collection. Really messes with the mind. Thanks for another cool article :D

  • vnikey

    Excellent Haha!!

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  • Greg

    Impressive! I learned a lot in terms of technique while analyzing these pics!

  • Web Design Company Chicago

    Very interesting and unique ideas using sleeve face photography. People used to say I looked like the boy on the evil empire cover. I should try doing this with that album.

  • Lakeside Techies

    Interesting use of photography for a cool effect of sleeveface photography. I’m a fan.

  • Oyun

    Excellent choose, good impact!


    Really cool works!

  • guci0

    WOW! Great collection, first time in my life
    I see someting like this. Best regards! (Saved)

  • Vaibhav

    Yeah, I love this style of photography. Here are some more examples that I had seen some time ago:

  • 50centlove

    captivating!! I couldn’t stop scrolling. I think my fav is John Travolta with turtleneck and skirt

  • Karla

    Awesome concept!! Very Unique. I really enjoyed it. THANKS!

  • Don

    Rick Astley?! Who in this world has a disco of Rick Astley?

  • http://speeditup destinyuk09

    Impressive & a work of art!

  • po5i

    You had an awesome idea!,

  • Elisha

    OMG! That’s so awesome! Great post ;-)

  • Jennifer

    Awesome! I can see myself hitting some tag sales this weekend to find some old albums to start playing with! So much fun! Thank you

  • photowork

    Thanks for the excellent article… nice stuff.. i like it..

  • Laísa

    Really interesting, what a creativity.. awesome!

  • http://no John

    It’s so funny

  • Biff

    Excellent choices. Just posted on sleeveface myself…thought you might want to check it out.

  • bertha

    This is so coooool, I loved it; thanks it made my assignment more interesting.

  • John Asbury

    really clever, LOVE this!