ThatsMyFace.com satisfies the curiosity of individuals by analyzing
their faces and showing them what they would look like if they had been born as a
different person. You know that if not vocally, you have questioned the
following with your internal commentary. What would I look like as a different
race? How would I look if I were a different gender? What will I look like in 20 years when I'm older? Now this unique business idea, lets consumers find out and purchase
memorabilia so they never forget.
To begin the process, Thats My Face requires that you submit
2 photos of your face, taken at 2 different angles; a head-on shot, and a
profile shot. They must be clear, with good lighting conditions, no obstructions
and outline the full shape of the face to get the best results. As displayed in my photos, the software is sensitive to any factors that don't meet their image standards; the presence of my bangs creating a deformity on my reconstructions.
Once the photos have been uploaded to the site, you assist
the facial analysis program by lining up markers on the photo against various
facial features. This is the longest part of the process, but once complete
they can finalize the analysis of your face; beginning with a 3D digital
reconstruction of you as you are today, by their facial analysis software.
My 3D Reconstruction
Once your facial analysis is ready ,Thats My Face sends an
email notification so you can login to the site and view your results, which
along with visual images that display your face at various ages, races and
genders; also analyses how well your face fits into the various categorizations.
Since this thorough face analysis and re-creation is free, Thats My Face's
profit comes through their sale of face statues and other souvenirs they have
To make visiting the site more interesting, Thats My Face
keeps their web copy light-hearted and humorous. When sending a message via
their contact form, to inform them of my intent to publish this article, the
confirmation message I received said "Thank you. Your message will be forwarded
to our customer relations department, where it will be laughed at and promptly
deleted." So users of the site should be prepared to laugh at their approach,
rather than taking personal offense.
The facial reconstructions contained in this article are
mine. While overall I was quite impressed byMy Face at 60 today's re-creation and intrigued
to see myself in different racial backgrounds; I can only hope that the aging
process will be as kind to me as my facial reconstruction. The changes in my
age 60 image were visibly identifiable, but less progressive than expected.
Facial reconstruction has been popularized by techniques demonstrated
on forensic television shows like CSI, however this is a new business that
seems to be the first of its kind on the web; bringing facial reconstruction
and analysis to the regular person. As the site evolves, if the technology is
there, it might be interesting to see actual photo modifications so I can learn, in the flesh, what
I'll really look like at 60, without the aid of a 3D recreation.
Thats My Face has also recently expanded their empire by partnering with ChangeMyFace.com, a service that demonstrates the facial changes that will take place following a cosmetic or non-cosmetic surgical procedure. That way, for a fee, people know exactly what they'll be getting themselves into!
As a professional writer and editor, I just have to put
aside my personal discontent (and that of my spellchecker) about the missing
apostrophe in the company's name. But, with such an interesting business plan, I can get over it.
Overall, I think this is a trendsetting business for an up-and-coming industry. It's a good business idea that has the
potential to evolve into a great one.
Thats My Face is a one of a kind business inventing a new
market. So entrepreneurs, I hope you're taking notes; how will you capture your
For comparison purposes, this is me; however, not a photo submitted for analysis