OMG! These Photographs Are Not Actually Photographs

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PC: Noughties Girl by Philip Muñoz

Aren’t things almost always much different than how they seem to be? For instance, check out these artworks by Philip Muñoz.

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PC: Sarah by Philip Muñoz

Such stunning photographs right?

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Illusion of beauty by Philip Muñoz

This well-captured model from ‘illusion of beauty’ seems to be peering straight into your soul.

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PC: Kadi by Philip Muñoz

But like the headline mentioned, these are not even photographs!

These are in fact <gasps> paintings,

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How could that be, you think? My mind is still not ready to accept these gorgeous works of art as paintings. All I can wonder is how can anyone be as talented as this.

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PC: Katy by Philip Muñoz

What’s the secret? How is this even possible, my mind’s got several questions.

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PC: Jess by Philip Muñoz

As a self-taught painter with a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol, Philip finds interest in the idea of beauty through transformation and the concept of the contemporary sublime.

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PC: Conflict of Desire by Philip Muñoz
These paintings by Philip Muñoz are from one of his recent sets of paintings. The whole idea was to showcase today’s rebellious youth through it and to explore the role of glamor in defining social identity.
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These paintings focus on the social identity in the modern setting.. PC: Claire by Philip Muñoz

The models he’s used for these paintings are all young, fashionable, tattooed and rebellious. Moreover, the models come with a carefree, and provocative attitude on their own.

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PC: Girl with red hair by Philip Muñoz

In fact, Philip dedicates this collection to “vibrant and youthful, care-free characters I see every day outside the doors of my studio.”

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PC: Philip Muñoz

Muñoz attributes the colorful city of Bristol where he lives, as the fuel behind his desire to paint and as a provider of an endless stream of inspiration.

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Aparna Ghildiyal
I’m a true blue gypsy at heart. YES is my buzzword. Planning a travel adventure? You can always count me in. Treat me to good food, and you can be my friend forever. Fashion has been my guilty pleasure ever since I was a little girl who loved poring over the sparkling jewels and opulent gowns of Disney princesses. Keeping fit and showing love to my body is what keeps me feeling good. I LOVE those looooong discussions and stimulating experiences concerning spirituality, religion, and things beyond – the explorer in me is forever fascinated by these. A neuroscientist-turned-writer-turned-online marketer, my little 5-year-old career has seen me wearing multiple hats. In my world, there are no rules chiefly because I ain’t got no motivation to make or break ‘em.

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