French artist Bernard Pras recreates famous images and symbols from specially selected objects arranged in a specific shape. Pras adjusts his camera at a precise angle so that the objects themselves blend together to form a portrait. Pras has photographed famous personalities such as Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Che Guevara, Mao Zedong and pop culture icons such as martial artist Bruce Lee. His inspiration also extends to the visual arts, to famous paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Edvard Munch, Salvador Dalí, and the Japanese woodblock printmaker Hiroshike.

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Bernard Pras was born in 1952 in the southwest of France. After more than 20 years of experience in painting and sculpture, restoration of objects, Pras in 1997 fired up with a new idea. A new amazing form of expression has emerged where he uses photography as the basis for creating a form of installation art.