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    Léo Caillard: Hipster In Stone (Retoucher Alexis Persani)

Photography: Classical statues + hipster garb = genius from Léo Caillard

Posted by Rob Alderson,

This has been blowing up on social media over the weekend and it’s not hard to see why. French photographer Léo Caillard has found a super-cheeky way of playing with our perceptions of past and present with his Hipster In Stone project. By depicting classical sculptures cloaked in the immediately recognisable garb of the flat-white-swilling, rolled-up-trouser-wearing archetypes, Leo has produced a series which is not only very funny, but leads us to question just how easily swayed we might be by someone’s outward appearance. Either that or ancient Rome was quite a lot like modern Dalston. You decide!

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    Léo Caillard: Hipster In Stone (Retoucher Alexis Persani)

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    Léo Caillard: Hipster In Stone (Retoucher Alexis Persani)

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    Léo Caillard: Hipster In Stone (Retoucher Alexis Persani)

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    Léo Caillard: Hipster In Stone (Retoucher Alexis Persani)

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.