French photographer Leo Caillard put a neat twist on classic sculptures at the Louvre in his native Paris. “Hipsters in Stone” is a collaboration with digital artist Alexis Persani to reimagine centuries-old art in modern attire.
The 28-year-old photographer, who lives in Paris, told NBC News via email that the idea came to him in January 2012 during one of his regular visits to the Louvre. “When I looked at the classical statues, I had the idea of dressing them up because many of them had a hipster attitude and trendy poses that we usually see in fashion magazines,” he explained.
“I chose to modernize the statues because they represent iconic people, gods and famous people from that period of time. And as soon as I dressed them up, they suddenly became … regular cool guys that you could see anytime in the street.”