On Location Photography That Defies Gravity

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What you see is what you get when it comes to Li Wei’s gravity defying photography. Although it would be much easier to photoshop people into a stock image to achieve a similar effect, all of Li Wei’s shots are taken on location, relying solely on wire harnesses to suspend his subjects in mid-air; thus making them all the more incredible. According to the Beijing-based artist, “There’s a visceral feeling of shooting on location that can’t be duplicated on a computer,” although he does use photoshop to remove the visible wires from his images.

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