Li Wei

23 March 2012

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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