We have already seen many scenes when a real man becomes invisible because of some supernatural power in the film. But can you imagine that a man can be invisible in our real life? Well, Liu Bolin can. An artist born in China’s Shandong province in 1973, Liu Bolin earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Shandong College of Arts in 1995 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2001. As “The Invisible Man”, Liu’s most popular works are from his “Hiding in the City” series, and his works have also been exhibited in museum around the world.
In order to get a good effect, Liu even has to spend 10 hours to shot one single photo. And his power of camouflage even can cheat the eyes of the passers-by. As for his works, he said, “The situation for artists in China is very difficult and the forced removal of the artist’s studio is in fact my direct inspiration of this series of photographs, Hiding in the City…I am standing, but there is a silent protest, the protest against the environment for the survival, the protest against the state.”