Liu Bolin – The Invisible Man
35-year-old Liu Bolin, from Shandong, China, manages to camouflage himself in any surrounding, no matter how difficult that might be. Liu works on a single photo for up to 10 hours at a time, to make sure he gets it just right, but he achieves the right effect; sometimes passers-by don’t even realize he is there until he moves. The talented Liu says his art is a protest against the actions of the Government, who shut down his art studio in 2005 and persecutes artists. It’s about not fitting into modern society. Despite problems with Chinese authorities, Liu’s works are appreciated at an international level.