You're Going To Have To Look Closer, Much Closer... There Is A Man Hidden In All These Photos

February 13, 2014

Chinese artist Liu Bolin has been disappearing for years now. He uses his own body as a canvas and paints himself into the backgrounds of locations all over the world. Here is a little behind the scenes before the final products.

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Photo: Reuters/China Daily

Liu smiles as he readies himself to blend in with rows of vegetables displayed on the shelves at a supermarket in Beijing.

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Reuters/China Daily

Here he is getting a glimpse of himself on a mobile phone picture. Everything has to be perfect.

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Reuters/China Daily

His assistants are making sure he is aligned correctly.

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Reuters/China Daily


Photo: Reuters/China Daily

Here he is waiting to finish up a grocery store blend.

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Reuters/China Daily

Applying the finishing touches.

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Reuters/China Daily

Now just to get him positioned perfectly.

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Reuters/China Daily

Don't worry we have plenty of final versions at the end. We just want you to see the process first...

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Reuters/China Daily

His team works diligently on the details.

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Reuters/China Daily

The shoes before he puts them on.

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Reuters/China Daily

Here he is applying paint to his own forehead.

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Reuters/China Daily

Hmm, not so impressive from this angle.

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Reuters/China Daily

And then... mind blown!

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Reuters/China Daily

This one took me a while...

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Eli Klein Fine Art / © Liu Bolin

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Eli Klein Fine Art / © Liu Bolin

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Eli Klein Fine Art / © Liu Bolin

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Eli Klein Fine Art / © Liu Bolin

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Eli Klein Fine Art / © Liu Bolin

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Eli Klein Fine Art / © Liu Bolin

invisible man art liu bolin
Photo: Eli Klein Fine Art / © Liu Bolin

If you liked these, check out his website or visit Eli Klein Fine Art for more incredible photos!

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