No, the image above isn’t a photograph nor something created in a photo editing program, but rather a hyperrealistic painting by Denis Peterson. Simply put, he “starts the creation process by taking a photo of his subject or scenery, magnifies it up 1 – 2000 times, to capture every small detail, and begins painting.” Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Denis Peterson is a New York based artist of Armenian descent known around the world for his incredible photorealist artworks. Widely regraded as the father of hyperrealism, Peterson has exhibited his creations in galleries across the world, from the US, to Italy or France.

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