If you’re a fan of optical illusions and photo manipulation, then you’ll love these surreal pictures by Thomas Barbey. Currently based in LA, Thomas creates his collages by sandwiching the negatives together and then photographing them from above. Sometimes, however, he retouches and applies some airbrushing beforehand.

“Although constantly asked about how I do them, I would like to think that the pictures can be appreciated without any real knowledge of their technical virtuosity. The visionary inspiration and imagination is not a technical skill learned in school but rather to my personal belief, a gift from God. This is the only way I can explain the source of any idea I may have during the creation process,” explains Thomas.

Website: thomasbarbey.com