You can’t get any more classic than the marble statues that characteristically dominate the gardens and halls of major museums. The ones in front of the Louvre are no different, epitomising the image of the idealised male physique. French graphic designer Alexis Persani and photographer Leo Caillard noticed that these iconic styles (regal facial hair, stoic expressions, nonchalant stances) are actually quite current, and decided to photoshop contemporary threads onto photos of the statues. The startlingly well-executed results, which comprise the series titled Street Stone, require a double-take at least.
View the entire series here.