Mind-Bending Portraits That Defy Gravity

French artist Philippe Ramette captures surreal self-portraits in which he appears to be defying gravity. Rather than use digital trickery, Ramette — who started his career as a sculptor — builds metal support structures that allow him to stand or sit at impossible angles.

Here’s a peek at the trickery behind the photographs:

You can find out more about Ramette and see more of his work over at Galerie Xippas. For another gravity-defying artist, check out our interview with Chinese photographer Li Wei.

Image credits: Photographs by Philippe Ramette