Mind-Bending Photo Series Blends Models Into NYC Landscapes [Gallery]

Take a look at fascinating surrealistic photos, where models become integral part of NY surroundings.

  • The New York Public Library. Photo: Trina MerryThe New York Public Library. Photo: Trina Merry
  • The Flatiron Building. Photo: Trina MerryThe Flatiron Building. Photo: Trina Merry
  • The Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Trina MerryThe Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Trina Merry
  • Central Park. Photo: Trina MerryCentral Park. Photo: Trina Merry
  • D.U.M.B.O. Photo: Trina MerryD.U.M.B.O. Photo: Trina Merry
  • Coney Island. Photo: Trina MerryConey Island. Photo: Trina Merry
  • NYC Rooftop (From St. Mark’s). Photo: Trina Merry.NYC Rooftop (From St. Mark’s). Photo: Trina Merry.
  • The New York Skyline. Photo: Trina MerryThe New York Skyline. Photo: Trina Merry

New York is a huge melting pot with thousands of people hurrying around. But how many of them have stopped to enjoy the beauty of the city? And how many amusing and important things they have missed in this hustle and bustle?

Brooklyn-based artist Trina Merry in the photo series, called “New York City Camouflage,” highlights that every human being is part of environment, as she blends her models with the city surroundings, creating fascinating works that make you wonder where the body starts and the building ends.

In her interview with “Life & Style,” the artist said: “I am specifically fascinated by the fact that New York is such an aggressive, violent city—characteristics we usually associate with masculinity—when in fact there are way more women living here than men.

“However, it stands that there is this ambitious, violent undertone that can’t be ignored and some rather phallic skyscrapers around town.”

Merry’s “New York Camouflage Series” features several photographs of painted models, which are sold on her website. There will only be 10 of each sold at $1,000 a piece.

That’s how the artist described her work on the website : “My series is an homage, and a challenge, to Big Apple women who feel the need to blend in with everyone else in Gotham. I think many women move here hoping to live ‘Sex and the City’ lives when the reality is most women have to ditch their fancy designer heels on the subway for more practical sneakers.”

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