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An artist from Ivory Coast found a new way to intervene in his photographs.

The Ivorian (those born in the Ivory Coast, according to wikipedia!) Ben Heine decided to combine his multiple talents to innovate in his photographs. He intervenes in the images with drawings – almost perfect – which complement, amuse or deconstruct the images.

It’s worth checking the work of this artist! Maybe someone here in the community can also make these interventions?

For those who wants more information check out www.benheine.com

written by maymosciaro on 2011-06-11 #news #illustration #photography #ivory-coast
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  1. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    this is creative!!

  2. naqi
    naqi ·

    wow, he must be fast to draw

  3. foodeanz
    foodeanz ·


  4. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    love it! I'll wish to know the creative process

  5. freyfrey
    freyfrey ·

    this blows my mind! Is it a drawing in front of another photo? Otherwise it would surely be impossible to get the perfect perspective. amazing!

  6. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    So awesome! I gotta try this!

  7. odjur
    odjur ·

    Oh my god I'm in love

  8. courtneygawthorp8193
    courtneygawthorp8193 ·

    This is really awesome.

  9. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    this is so so so cooool!

  10. santafire
    santafire ·

    love the last pic with the hole :D

  11. negativopositivo
    negativopositivo ·

    incredible great idea....so cool!

  12. isoterica
    isoterica ·

    Very creative though it seems like the hand and sketch must be superimposed over the photographs, not taken during. Either way the technique rocks.

  13. sammy_a
    sammy_a ·

    it makes me really want to see what is really behind the drawing!

  14. pomps
    pomps ·

    what a great idea!

  15. elvismartinezsmith
    elvismartinezsmith ·

    very nice!

  16. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    lovethe results, creative...<:)

  17. brucelython
    brucelython ·

    nice nice

  18. apophisv
    apophisv ·

    Awesome! The artist seems to play with the same theme like Magritte did (e.g. here: www.mcs.csueastbay.edu/~malek/Magrit6.html), but the other way round: While surrealist Magritte wants to say: There actually is only white canvas behind the painting and NO hidden motive, Ivory Coast does the contrary: He visualized what could be! Nice!

  19. hanifmaidin
    hanifmaidin ·

    it like banksy project

  20. dennislight
    dennislight ·

    wow.. just wow...

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