If you’ve read the captions, you already know what these pictures have in common. They’re all paintings. Not photographs. Paintings. By some of the world’s greatest photorealists, artists who snap photos and then paint exacting, realistic copies of them. Some of the paintings are so detailed and meticulous that the artist produces only one or two a year, or one every few years.
These photos … er, paintings … er, photos of paintings of photos … are from a book by Louis K. Meisel — Photorealism in the Digital Age — released this year.
For more images and information about the photorealists, see Wired’s “These Photos Are Actually Paintings.”