Amazing Hidden Portraits within the Topography of Maps

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Artist Ed Fairburn creates the most amazing portraits, hidden in the contours of everyday maps. He uses a variety of canvases including railroad blueprints, star charts, geological maps and street maps. Ed uses additive and subtractive techniques in order to create human portraits that seamlessly blend in and integrate with the topography of the streets, roads, mountains and rivers.

The end result is a portrait so detailed and entwined with the map that it seems hard to imagine one of them existing without the other.

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source: edfairburn.com