Li Wei

Date
23 March 2012
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1 minute read

Holy moly! This has got to be one of the stranger things on my dinner plate. Photographer and acrobatic stuntman Li Wei likes to hang reality upside-down by its ankles – staging improbable situations through the use of cables, scaffolding and elaborate mirror-gags. Like a true illusionist his method is part performance, part trickery – but he states the importance of eschewing digital manipulation to achieve realistic results. “When I am hanging in midair, I feel frightened and have a real feeling of existence,” says the artist. “The sensation of being alive could not be created with Photoshop.”

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