Jan von Holleben: Dreams of Flying

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Do you dream of flying? We Slinked to Jan von Holleben's photography in the spring and now that he's come out with a book, we thought he deserved a full post. Holleben, a young German photographer, makes childhood dreams of "flying" - through the air, underseas, in desert adventures - come true.

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By cleverly positioning his subjects on the ground, posed as if in flight, he tricks the eye into seeing the fantasy rather than the reality.

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Dreams of Flying is for sale on Holleben's website (25 GBP).

Want to try your hand? Check out the fan gallery of almost 40 photos.

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Someone has also made an animated video in the spirit of Dreams of Flying set to the a song by The Postal Service.

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