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Artist Stitches Photorealistic Portraits

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St. Louis-based artist Cayce Zavaglia has chosen the extremely tedious way to create her photorealistic portraits—by embroidering them, stitch by stitch.

After shooting 100-150 portraits, she picks the best pictures and starts recreating them in thread on linen.

Working with one-ply embroidery thread and Belgian linen, Zavaglia goes through an excruciatingly pain-staking process to give birth to incredibly detailed, hyper-realistic pieces that can pass off as actual photographs at first glance.

Watch the video below to for behind-the-scenes footages of how these portraits are made:


[via Cayce Zavaglia]
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