Giant Words Added to Photos Without Photoshop

The giant “GRIT” seen in this photograph wasn’t added in post-processing. The secret? Blue painters tape.

Artist Stephen Doyle created the installation for a series of photographs that appeared in a recent New York Times Magazine article titled What if the Secret to Success is Failure?

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video showing how the “wordwork” was created:

…and another one:

Image credit: Photograph by Stephen Wilkes for The New York Times