Li Wei’s Best Non-Photoshopped Shots of 2011


Artist Li Wei is back with his gravity-defying, mind-bending photography. Alice first introduced us to the Beijing-based performance artist last year, featuring a lively and comical set of photos. Luckily, Wei has produced a new series of images in 2011 that employ the same sort of compositional madness.

Although the images appear to have traces of photo editing, the only true presence of manipulation, that Wei is known for, involve smoke and mirrors – like a true magician! The artist utilizes acrobatic skills and metal wires to compose these bizarre balancing acts. I imagine that the sets of Wei’s shoots are exceptionally unusual yet filled with fun!

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Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Modern

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Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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