There are many mixed media collage illustrations (opens in new tab) out there, with collage maker (opens in new tab) tools becoming a hugely popular way to get people creating a number of visual styles with their photos. However, the collages you see here take the medium to a whole other level, with unfathomably intricate detail.
Instead of keeping old photographs hidden away in boxes in the attic, Brazilian artist and photographer Vik Muniz (opens in new tab) makes use of them in a way many wouldn't think to. Carefully hand-cutting each image, he collates these photographs into one beautiuful collage.
"This current body of work focuses on the materiality of the photograph," he explains. "Drawing attention to the ways in which the physical character of the image is lost as we shift toward digital technologies and new modes of viewing."
[via Design Faves (opens in new tab)]
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