A French photographer has taken his work to the next level by photoshopping ancient Greek sculptures to look like modern-day hipsters.
Nowadays, “hipster” is a term used for describing young people who are associated with everything that is non-mainstream, including fashion and music.
“Hipster in Stone” mixes two distinct cultures
Photographer Léo Caillard has decided to build his latest project on this term, thanks to an idea he got while vising the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.
While taking a look at the ancient Greek statues, he started to think about the clothes these models were wearing while not posing for sculptors. Sure, the statues have been made to show that Ancient Greeks had the ideal bodies, but they had to wear something in public.
After thinking about this, Caillard said to himself that if two different cultures are mixed, then the results would definitely be surprising. Well, this is how the “Hipster in Stone” project has been born and the Greek sculptures are now dressed as hipsters.
How the “Hipster in Stone” photo project was born
Léo Caillard has photographed the sculptures at the Louvre Museum and then started to search for people with similar body types as the Greeks.
The photographer asked the models to dress as hipsters and invited them to a photo session. The models had to pose exactly like the ancient statues, while Caillard had to setup the light in the studio to resemble the museum lighting.
Well, this has been only half the job, as the photographer needed an Adobe Photoshop expert to put the models’ clothing onto the statues. This is where Alexis Persani has entered the fray, who has done a marvelous job in dressing the Greek statues with the hipster clothes.
Hipster clothes add a dose of “realism” to Ancient Greeks
Léo Caillard says that clothing is very important in the current society. However, he wanted to see whether we can perceive statues as modern-day figures.
It would not be a lie to admit that the Greeks have suddenly become relevant to our current generation and now we can finally notice their “realism and humanity”.
“Hipster in Stone” is one of the best project of recent times and the full photo session is available at the photographer’s website, which is riddled with amazing imagery.