Liu Bolin is a master of disguise. The Chinese artist disappears into his photographs by carefully painting his face and body to match his environment. Bolin has made more than 100 such images for his "Hiding the in the City" series since 2005.
In an upcoming show at the Eli Klein Gallery in New York this month, Bolin will showcase new works from his "Hiding in California" and "Hiding in New York," series.
In this 2013 photo, Hiding in California No. 2 - Hollywood, Bolin blends into the iconic Hollywood sign.
Hiding in New York No. 6 - Intrepid, 2012
Hiding in the City - Beijing Graffiti No. 2, 2012
Hiding in the City - Family Photo, 2012
Hiding in the City - Red No. 2, 2012
Hiding in the City - Mobile Phone, 2012
Hiding in the City - Vegetables, 2012
Hiding in the City - Sleeping Lion, 2012
Hiding in California No. 1 - TED, 2013
Bolin blended into the stage while presenting his works as a speaker at the 2013 TED conference.
JR Through the Eye of Liu Bolin, 2012
Bolin collaborated with French street artist JR for this photograph taken on Spring St. in New York City. Watch a behind-the-scenes video of the process here.