Yesterday I brought you some of the best optical illusions the internet has to offer and five galleries full of stunning body painting art. Today I’m offering something that combines the two – incredible works of camouflage art by some of the best artists in the industry today. Both artists use paint, clothing and carefully chosen camera angles to blend into various settings, sometimes making it nearly impossible to see the person in the photo. Let’s start with the incredible talents of Desiree Palmen and her works of art.
The real strength of Desiree Palmen’s camouflage lies in the attention she pays to even the smallest details. The images aren’t always perfect but they’re always incredible. What I like about her work is the fact that the images aren’t always just the subject alone but sometimes incorporate other people. Although the desk image is by far my favorite, the shots on a street in Jerusalem aren’t far behind. The fact that the lines don’t always fit perfectly really doesn’t matter when you consider the level of detail the pictures offer.
Liu Bolin has earned the nickname the invisible man because of images like the one above. In some of the photos it’s obvious Liu is there but in some of them he absolutely disappears into the background. The front end loader image shown above is probably my favorite simple because Liu is nearly impossible to see (he’s by the front tire) which is really what this art form is all about. Liu has said he was inspired to begin creating masterpieces like the ones I’ve shared here because of animals adapting to blend in with their surroundings. Deciding he could so it to, he began painting himself and a legend was born.