JR is a French artist and photographer who have made a lot of famous photographs and artworks despite the fact that the is only 25 years old. It is interesting that this young successful photographer has started his career in a very odd and unusual way. He claims that everything started when he found a lost camera in Paris subway. Another interesting fact about this photographer is that he have decided to hide his real name and he uses the JR as his artistic pseudonym.
He has traveled and photographed a lot of places but we are going to talk here about his artworks made on the walls of ruined and devastated buildings of Shanghai.
He named his project “The Wrinkles of the City”.
Here you can see a few of photos of how this looks like in reality. He has photographed a number of volunteering people whose photos were digitally modified and then painted on the walls of some ruined buildings in Shanghai. JR managed to find the connection between the portraits and buildings and environment in which they are, and all this brought together gives some really interesting artworks which cannot be seen every day.