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Léo Caillard: Hipster In Stone (Retoucher Alexis Persani)

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

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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Léo Caillard: Hipster In Stone (Retoucher Alexis Persani)