JR made a name for himself taking photos and pasting them on buildings around the world
. His work usually provides an insight, reflection or celebration of the local community.
JR's latest project, 'Unframed'
, is a new direction: he's using source images from other photographers and pasting them out of context. In the process he's mixing cultures, re-creating historic scenes and creating fascinating contrasts. I love it, and I'm excited to see where this goes.
Source image: Man Ray
Source image: Robert Capa
Source image: Lucia Moholy
On the old prison; source image: Helen Levitt
Source image: Sebastião Salgado, Guatemala, 1978
On the old Ateliers mécaniques/ mechanical workshops; source image: John Philips, 'Corpus Christi workshops'
These are all in Vevey, Switzerland, as part of the Images Festival
, using images from Musée de l'Elysée
See more by JR
images by Over The Moon
More great silhouette window stickers from Folie de BNC that create fascinating scenes when combined with the right view. See older work here
artist: Folie de BNC
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