Kang Kang Hoon’s insanely detailed portraits are not photographs… 

Korean artist Kang-kang-hoon has a knack for crafting strange portraits, where his subjects don curlers, cigarettes and scuba masks instead of the standard headshot regalia. His oddly framed individuals wield startling assortments of objects including paper grenades, scissors and high-caloric donuts, forgoing friendlier items like sports equipment or family pets that might accompany a typical photo.These strange images, depicting the smallest of physical characteristics from morning facial stubble to a glistening drop of water – aren’t photographs. They are paintings. Kang Kang Hoon’s insanely detailed and slightly surreal renderings are actually oil paintings, hyperrealist works of wonder created with a paintbrush, not a carefully tuned camera. Check out his website.

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