I come from a science background so documenting things accurately, as they are, is deeply set in my nature. This, however, appeals to me. I don’t know why but if pressed to answer, I would suppose that it’s because the modifications are based in fractal geometry — more science.
Does it add character to the lion? Does it detract from his natural beauty? I suppose that when an image goes beyond a more objective journalistic look at things, the perception becomes more subject to… subjectivity. Um… yeah.
Do you like it? No? Is it art? Is it an Instagram-like fad that will be very dated in short order? What do you think?