Li Wei’s Best Non-Photoshopped Shots of 2012

Beijing-based photographer and performance artist Li Wei boggles the mind with his gravity-defying photography. We we entertained by the multifaceted artist's work from 2011 and he continues to draw our attention with his latest compositions in 2012. Without using any photo manipulating magic with editing tools like Photoshop, Wei presents an impressive portfolio of clever in-camera illusions by expertly utilizing wires for his steady subjects to balance on.

Whether it's Wei himself or one of his fellow performers, each image features floating subjects, often in perplexing positions. Even though we're told the artists rely on their own strength and stability atop invisible props, it's difficult to understand how any of them manage to accomplish such compromising positions with a carefree or stoic expression.

Li Wei website


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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