Retouching by Alexis Persani
Photography and Conception by Léo Caillard
In a series entitled Street stone, photographer Léo Caillard and retoucher Alexis Persani imagine what classic statues would look like if they were dressed in modern-day clothing. Through meticulous digital photo manipulation, Persani is able to create the illusion that the statues are actually wearing clothes by achieving realistic lighting, shadows and textures. It’s a fun exploration that interestingly makes the statues appear more lifelike and ordinary and less alien.