Every week, New York-based photographer Romain Laurent posts a new "loop portrait" to his Tumblr blog. At first glance, some of these animated GIFs can come off as a little bit creepy — but the caption for each image usually reveals a whimsical joke behind the portrait. The woman to the left, for example, is captioned "Nicole Bogatitus didn’t have enough coffee this morning," and Laurent provides a curious explanation for a loop of man whose legs swivel beneath him. "As far as the intention of the series, it’s a way for me to explore a hybrid medium, experiment and [be] spontaneous while still sticking to a short weekly deadline," Laurent told Colossal. "There isn’t a common concept between each loop, I just ‘go with the flow’ and see what comes to my mind each week."