Li Wei, a contemporary artist from Beijing China, has been taking self portraits to new heights… literally!
His gravity defying photos have been mesmerizing the world, capturing impossible looking moments of apparent extreme danger.
You’ll find Wei hanging on in dangerous situations, or crashing head on into sidewalks and cars.
Li Wei states that these images are not computer montages and that he works with the help of props such as mirrors, metal wires, scaffolding and acrobatics. He then removes the wires and scaffolding with Photoshop to create these seemingly impossible photos.
“My artistic language is universal and deals with themes about contemporary politics and society using symbols understood by everyone in every part of the world. I am fascinated by the unstable and dangerous sides of art…”
Here’s a collection of some of Wei’s most outstanding photos, in a unique combination of artistry and acrobatics that are sure to make you take a second look.