after banksy’s ‘snorting copper’ by nick stern real life banksy re creations by nick stern

los angeles-based british photographer nick stern reproduces the work of the widely recognized and prolific street artist banksy with his series ‘you are not banksy’. the pieces re-enact famous artworks using real people to emulate the lionized scenes through staged photography.

the project echos renowned images such as ‘snorting copper’, 2005, the original currently located on curtain road in shoreditch; ‘dog’, which was created in october 2010 and located in southwark, london; and ‘pulp fiction’, also in london near old street tube station. stern captures the detail of each iconic stencil in a studio using props and models, bringing them to life.

real life banksy re creations by nick stern after banksy’s ‘naked man’

real life banksy re creations by nick stern after banksy’s ‘dog’

real life banksy re creations by nick stern after banksy’s ‘mother and son’

real life banksy re creations by nick stern after banksy’s ‘pulp fiction’

real life banksy re creations by nick stern after banksy’s ‘guantanemo’

real life banksy re creations by nick stern after banksy’s ‘girl and soldier’

real life banksy re creations by nick stern after banksy’s ‘child soldier’

real life banksy re creations by nick stern after banksy’s ‘peace’

real life banksy re creations by nick stern after banksy’s ‘what?’

real life banksy re creations by nick stern after banksy’s ‘BB’

real life banksy re creations by nick stern after banksy’s ‘caveman, los angeles’

real life banksy re creations by nick stern after banksy’s ‘maid in london’

real life banksy re creations by nick stern after banksy’s ‘kissing coppers’

real life banksy re creations by nick stern after banksy’s ‘girl holding bomb’

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