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If I asked you to describe a desert, perhaps the blowing sands of the Sahara, you”d picture a desolate place dry and filled with countless dunes. Perhaps you”d think that nothing could be alive there. Now if I asked you to describe the human body, especially the skin, dry, dusty and barren are the last thing you”d think of right? Well that”s what I thought until I saw these amazing landscape photos created by Carl Warner, which play subtle tricks on our eyes, and make us reimagine the wonder that is the human body.

Dubbed Bodyscapes, the series turns the ridges, hills and valleys of one or more human bodies into strange and surreal landscape photos.

Dubbed Bodyscapes, the series turns the ridges, hills and valleys of one or more human bodies into strange and surreal landscape photos.

[The project] plays on the sense of space in which we dwell, writes Warner.

[The project] plays on the sense of space in which we dwell, writes Warner.

The external view of ourselves therefore becomes a more abstract and perhaps more intimate reflection of our inner being when viewed as a landscape or given a sense of place.

The external view of ourselves therefore becomes a more abstract and perhaps more intimate reflection of our inner being when viewed as a landscape or given a sense of place.

Each photo is named based on the body parts it is composed of, and some are more difficult to make look landscape-like than others.

Each photo is named based on the body parts it is composed of, and some are more difficult to make look landscape-like than others.

Check out this “Desert of Sleeping Men.”

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Wow, I can”t believe how well Carl tricked my eyes, even when I knew the photos were actually composed of people! Truly amazing. If you want to see more of Warners work with strange landscapes, or even purchase some prints for yourself, be sure head over to his website. His pieces are truly unique, and they”ll be sure to be an interesting converation piece at your next party! Source: Carl Warner via PetaPixel

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