A new photograph lays bare the dramatic transformation of a man who underwent a face transplant two years ago.
Norris, from Virginia, blew off his nose, cheekbones, lips, tongue, teeth, jaw and chin in the 1997 incident, but says he cannot remember how it happened or why.
His mother, who was nearby at the time, says it was an accident.
Richard Norris is featured in August's edition of US GQ, where the 39-year-old talks about his experience as a near-hermit for fifteen years after shooting himself in the face.
After seeing her son spend years as a recluse ashamed of his face, his mother found reconstructive facial surgeon Eduardo Rodriguez on the internet and got in touch.
The surgery in March 2012 - which involved transplanting the entire face of a recently-deceased 21-year-old man - was an unprecedented success, making headlines around the world.