Friday, June 5, 2015

Most People Have To Look Twice To See China’s Most Invisible Man. Do You?


Combining painting and photography, this artist's known as the "Chameleon Man" in China because, well, he's barely visible in the amazing pictures of himself he takes.




Not that guy. This guy.

Source: Liu Bolin





Maybe you caught his TED talk. Wait, what?




Source: Liu Bolin

Here's how he does it. His team studies a background — a magazine rack today — and paints his clothes to match.




Source: The Atlantic

Clothes done, and he's almost gone already.




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The last thing that gets painted is him.




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And then he's lit and the finished photo gets snapped.




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Here are some more of his creations. Have fun finding him.




Source: Liu Bolin

In your library.




Source: Liu Bolin




If Liu invites you to a nice restaurant...




Source: Liu Bolin

Maybe to Greece on a vacation...




Source: Liu Bolin

Okay, this is nuts. Hiding in front of living, moving people? Red's a lucky color in China. He needed it here.




Source: Liu Bolin

So peaceful. For us. Not him.




Source: Liu Bolin

Dunno what this means in China. In the U.S, it's Victory, In England, um...





1/3 concrete, 1/3 grass, 1/3 metal.




Source: Liu Bolin

He's got good reason to be tired, sez me.




Source: Liu Bolin


A Liu-inated group? Ghostly.




Source: Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin's been creating these fantastic photos for years, and there are tons of amazing shots. You can find lots more at his studio's web site.
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