‘Invisible’ photographer Liu Bolin

1. Just another trip to the produce aisle. Or is it? Look closely and you may spot Bolin standing in the middle of the frame. And no, these photos weren’t digitally altered.

'Invisible' photographer Liu Bolin

2. Pandas, pandas everywhere. And a man is in there, too. No, really, trust us. He’s in there. Hint: Look for his shoes and then go up.

'Invisible' photographer Liu Bolin

3. Bolin describes his philosophy in the press notes for an upcoming show.

'Invisible' photographer Liu Bolin

4. Here, Bolin poses with a few friends. “Instead of saying that I simply disappear into the background.

'Invisible' photographer Liu Bolin

5. We doubt the sign was tagged while Bolin was posing, but it’s fun to imagine a vandal’s reaction to the invisible man.

'Invisible' photographer Liu Bolin

6. Bolin hides in plain sight, this time against the backdrop of what appears to be a government billboard.

'Invisible' photographer Liu Bolin

7. “Um, yeah. Gimme one issue of Sports Illustrated, a copy of the New Yorker and whatever that invisible guy is reading.”

'Invisible' photographer Liu Bolin

8. Bolin isn’t shy about posing in public spaces. Here the artist blends into a statue. Each piece requires careful body painting.

'Invisible' photographer Liu Bolin

9. Please silence your ringers. In a world obsessed with cell-phones and communication, Bolin chooses to melt into the backdrop.

'Invisible' photographer Liu Bolin

10.Bolin’s new show is at the Galerie Paris-Beijing in Paris. It runs Jan. 10 to March 9, 2013. See it (and him) if you can.

'Invisible' photographer Liu Bolin

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