This ongoing project by Zurich-based artist Fabian Oefner examines our perception of reality through photography. At first glance, the work looks like portrait photographs being torn apart by a gunshot but is in fact an illusion. Oefner creates these works by capturing thousands of fragments of the original print and diligently arranging them into a new piece, resulting in a hyperrealistic illusion that shows a real yet non-existing moment in time. The projectile piercing through the print transforms a two-dimensional image into a three-dimensional object in space. The original subject of the photograph, the portrait remains visible, while at the same time, the kinetic energy of the bullet transforms it into a new piece of art.
See more of Fabian Oefner's work on Behance or at his website.