Liu Bolin Teaches Us How To Disappear Completely

Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin

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Waldo was a chump at hiding compared to Liu Bolin. If you’re not familiar with Liu’s work you may have been living under a rock for the past couple of years. He’s been featured in probably every major publication out there for his inventive use of body paint and photography, essentially camouflaging himself against realistic sceneries. I chose to write about him now because New York Time’s T Magazine recently ran a small article on him with some really large images. These big images give you the ability to see so much more of the photos and really see the insane detailing that goes into his camo makeup. My favorite of these images is the top one, because he’s nearly invisible, and that’s an astonishing feat. Be sure to click the photos above to see larger versions and see the rest of the gallery over on T Magazine.


3 Comments Liu Bolin Teaches Us How To Disappear Completely

  1. Ryron June 2, 2011 at 6:41 AM

    I wrote a post on this guy not too long ago as well. The reason behind his photography is actually pretty depressing and the process behind the body painting is soooo meticulous it makes my head hurt. Cool stuff though!

  2. Eli Klein Fine Art June 14, 2011 at 8:36 AM

    Liu Bolin has been doing his Hiding in the City series since 2005. It started as a political commentary on the tensions between the Chinese government and their people and the identity an environment gives an individual and vice versa. Liu Bolin will be exhibiting at Eli Klein Fine Art in New York from June 29 – August 28, 2011. Eli Klein Fine Art represents him exclusively in North and South America. More images can be found on

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