Have you ever arrived in a completely new place and felt oddly like you’d been there before? Because it’s exactly that weird déjà vu that Christopher Eyles looks to toy with. Through his arduously assembled photomontages, he creates stunning tropical rainforests and jungles which, familiar though they may seem, are in fact products of his own fantastical imagination. His island paradises often come complete with secluded sky-blue pools, overhanging luscious foliage and and dreamy mountain ranges as far as the eye can see.
What’s more, each piece is composed from hundreds of snippets of photographs from magazines and leaflets, which are then painstakingly reassembled to create a new, escapist scene. So if you gaze at one of Christopher’s scenes and feel sure that you’ve seen, say, that palm tree, or that nice-looking boulder before, then it’s not impossible that you actually have.
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