bodybuilders' world surreal photographs bodybuilders' world surreal photographs
jul 09, 2012

bodybuilders' world surreal photographs

‘bodybuilder’s world’ by kurt stallaert

belgian photographer kurt stallaert has conceived a series of hyper-realistic images entitled ‘bodybuilder’s world’. the personal project suggests an imaginary world with a literal ‘powerful twist’. at first glance the subjects look ordinary in their daily surroundings, but on closer inspection they have been augmented to look like avid members of the professional fitness sport. the faces of the individuals, often those of children, are attached to the superhuman trunk of a bodybuilder generating a peculiar sense of curiosity, particularly within the everyday life setting.

the faces of children are attached to those of bodybuilders

the subjects are often within an everyday life setting

  • looks amazing…I like more the images in colors, specially the black boy, he looks so real…

    Lili Gabbiano says:
  • It’s what you think when you see the pictures that matters .. thanks for that! 🙂

    imi says:
  • But why???

    Jude says:
  • reminds me of my childhood…

    mehere says:
  • more please!

    Tau-nye says:
  • The best part is that as these images circulate the Internet and end up on blogs without credit, get lost in the mix and resurface time and time again, the black and whites could eventually be taken for the real. Like those turn of the century shots of circus folk.

    SN says:
  • The Anti-doping World… lol

    crows says:
  • Фи!

    Илона says:
  • Emansipatoni, good 4 handle man’s job

    Indrajaya says:
  • Very interesting project, but as asked already, why? I am a fan of bodybuilding, as part of the fitness movement (if you can call it such a thing), but I must admit to finding some of these images, especially using what appear to be very young faces, a bit disturbing. What is the purpose of these images? They simply seem to open yet another avenue for for \”normal people\” to regard bodybuilding as a feakish endeavour.

    thomasz says:
  • Great art. Thought provoking

    Ianovich says:

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