Photographer Chris Scarborough creates hyper-real portraits of his family and friends. The artist alters the digital photos, leaving the subject exaggerated and the viewer asking whether the image is even real. Each subject is modeled from the principle of ideal beauty found in Manga and other Japanese animation. Scarborough alters each piece pixel by pixel, fabricating a reality that exists in between fact and fiction. The Nashville-based artist will be exhibiting in 2007 at both Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., and Artspace in Raleigh, N.C. Scarborough graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (2000) and since has exhibited with Gescheidle in Chicago and Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta. Both Art Papers (2005) and New American Paintings (2004, 2001) have featured the artist.