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Saturday, 25 July 2009

You ain't born typical

This isn't the sort of thing I usually post, but I saw this guy in the paper yesterday, and since then he has become my new obsession. Liu Bolin is from Shandong in China, and here is part of his latest series, Hiding in the City. He paints himself in order to blend in with the surroundings, then takes pictures I guess. I think they are actually amazing.


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31 comments:

  1. Hmm, urban camoflauge. Could be useful on a variety of occasions...brilliant!

    Maddy
    IncessantRambling.wordpress.com

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  2. THIS IS SO COOL
    perfect occasion for caps lock.

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  3. Oh yes, I saw these too and they're marvelous. He's brilliant.

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  4. His camolflage is, indeed excllent, but I am not sure how he is so accurate:)
    AStarngely enough, mylast post itle was also a U.R.A. Fever lyric, this must be a testmane tot the KIlls being magnificnet.
    H
    x

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  5. Wow! That is really quite amazing.. You'd obviously have to be rather talented to blend in that well. I like the fact that you have to kind of look at the picture twice to really see him. Very clever (:

    http://clothescamerasandcoffee.blogspot.com/

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  6. omg that is SOOO cool!
    wow, i thought it was a trick to the eye at first...
    xxx

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  7. Woahhh, how much time must that take! This is what modern art should look like

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  8. I love when bloggers share great art finds! This is mind blowing. I love how he selected everyday items to blend in with like dilapidated city rubbish. This is superb : )

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  9. My god, these are fantastic! Thank you for introducing me to him!
    I have never seen anything of the like!

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  10. wow that takes a ton of skill. it's amazing how he blends in so well.

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  11. haha that's so cool

    xx

    www.inspirations.co.nr

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  12. ohh woww this is the best thing I have seen in ages! amaazing! oh and thankyou so much for the comment, I don't think I get very many readers..I like your blog too :)
    poppiesandposies.blogspot.com
    xxxx

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  13. This is the coolest thing ever! What a skilled artist :o
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. I saw those in the Metro newspaper on my way to work as well. This is so amazing! He is very talented!

    C.Elizabeth

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  15. DAMN this is brilliant. He's like a ghost in some of the pictures... damnnnn absolutely genius.

    And yes, it's based on the book! Isn't it thrilling?!

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  16. hii :) yes I would love to swap links, but I'm not exactly sure how to do that..? hehe, sorry I am a little bit of a novice!
    xxxx

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  17. How amazingly weird!
    I've seen some of his pictures before :)

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  18. gosh, that is really amazing. I am very intrigued!

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  19. That's so amazing! I'd ask how he gets exactly the right colors, but I'm afraid knowing would take away from the magic...

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  20. That is so cool. It must take him forever!!!!


    http://aalittlebitofeverythingg.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  21. btw, ive given your blog an award
    xxx

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  22. I've given you a blog award! Check it out on my blog xx

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  23. These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing these, I will have to tell me friend about this artist!

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  24. oh wow.
    amaaazing concept and execution.

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  25. he is indeed brilliant! how'd he actually color himself to be so 'blended in'. amazing.

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  26. HOLY SMOKE! How fabulous is he. What an incredible guy. x

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  27. wow i cant actually see him in the train one!

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