Art Spotting: Paintings That Look Like Photos

Written by Ashley

Unstage reveals 10 artists with a keen eye for photorealism

Well slap my silly, call me Shirley and kick me in to next Tuesday… it took me a very long, curiously hi-res investigation of these photos to determine that they were NOT, in fact, photos at all. profiled 10 of this generation’s most lifelike painters that capture real-life modeling shots, natural street life and even childbirth with such detail that, to the naked eye, it’s life as we know it.

Here’s a selection of my favorites. Each image links to the artist’s own page! The rest can be found here >>

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a fun-loving, twenty-something living in Brooklyn. She spends most of her time absorbing all the life, tofu and whiskey that NYC has to offer. Her current obsessions? BDG High-waisted leggings, vintage boot shopping in Williamsburg, Katherine Kwei's sling bag and Melanie Marie's two-finger horn ring.

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