Classical Sculptures Dressed As Hipsters

Léo Calliard

Somehow, this is only happening just now. Artists and anyone with substantial photoshop skills have had years to combine two of the most unlikely figures in today's culture: the hipster, and the classical marble statue. I can't blame the delay--when you think of a hipster, you don't likely think of anything that falls under "classical," seeing as most hipsters are obligated to indulge their interests in whatever is happening right NOW. Bands that have yet to gain enough traction to actually charge for their shows, coffee shops that have a maximum of five regulars, and street artists that have yet to even reveal their real names are what the hipster loves--allegedly. Surely, walking into a museum of old marble revokes the hipster's status of being, forgive me, "hip."

HOWever, photographer Léo Calliard and photo retoucher, Alexis Persani threw reason to the wind when they collaborated for Hipster In Stone, a series of brilliantly altered photos featuring statues dressed as our indie-music-loving friends.

What's most interesting is that the statues don't look out of place in their new garb. The poses are world-weary and dramatic. With the circle-rimmed sunglasses, plaid button-downs and flowing dresses, they all look like they could be at a music festival (Bonnaroo most likely), enjoying the sun, the jams, and the company of their hip brethren. In what most would consider anachronistic, is literally--and I actually mean, literally--a perfect fit.

Take a look:

 

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