Instead of relying on post-processing tools like Photoshop, photographer Li Wei uses tricks you’re more likely to find in a magician’s toolkit, including mirrors, wires and talented acrobatic performers. All combined with the impeccable timing of his camera’s shutter.
The photos in his 2011 best-of collection are the result of a keen eye and amazing performances, with his subjects appearing immune to the effect of gravity.
It’s easy to be cynical and immediately cry foul when you see remarkable photos that allude to some manner of post-production. But creating scenes like these in-camera provides a unique challenge for a photographer, who doesn’t necessarily want to rely on Photoshop either. So I’m going to tentatively clear him of any shenanigans. [Li Wei via MyModernMet]