Camouflage Photography by Desiree Palmen

Camouflage Photography by Desiree Palmen

Desiree Palmen, a talented Dutch artist, uses camouflage techniques to capture incredible photographs of people blending into their surroundings.

For each photo, the artist designs new camouflage suit which has to be made with the greatest precision or the illusive effect will not work.

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Also check out: Invisible Man and Camouflage Art by Liu Bolin

  1. Sachawinter

    They saved the best for last for sure! All amazing though..

  2. Émile

    Wow, superbe! Très original!

  3. shelly

    excellent, loved the concept and well executed

  4. dr.dre

    How many of these are real, any? Or are they all ps?

  5. Karin Stewart

    Isn’t creativity a wonderful thing!

  6. ikhwan

    human in disguise

  7. psychodork

    These are amazingly well done =)

  8. pikori

    this is amazing…if advert were produce using this style…im sure people will spend more time looking at it…great work :)

  9. matt

    the last four pics are amazing!

  10. Rit

    My God!! “What an idea Sir Ji”

  11. Lifephoto

    Idea was executed very well! All the pictures were amazing.

  12. Betty Cires

    I really love it. What a brilliant ideia!

  13. Austin Lefebvre

    Oh my god, this is amazing! The one that surprised me the most was the bookshelf one, i didn’t even notice the person until I got a bit lower to the picture.

  14. Beezy

    the last two are awesome

  15. karen

    wow the book shelf one looks like the person doesnt even have a head!

  16. sara

    @karen that’s because (s)he’s bent into the shelf. You can follow the curve of his/her back if you look closely.

    Last two are my favorite! AWESOME!

  17. Luke Jones

    The last two are amazing, the others are mediocre.

  18. mostafa

    philosophic ideas

  19. robb

    the book shelf part is the best one.
    the rest are awesome, too.

  20. tasarhane

    stairs and last one is pretty nice..

  21. JennyTAN

    Phenomenal and thought-provoking.

  22. Steve

    The book shelf is good…

  23. Mark Bellis

    Wonderful! There were some sight gags in the Swedish film “The Adventures of Picasso”, 1978, with human camouflage.

  24. Giov

    50% Idea 50% genius.. awesome

  25. delere

    They got better toward the end. Very sweet idea and execution.

  26. Apple Man

    wow, looks expensive, great job

  27. Robert

    Awesome, I love the last two!

  28. ass

    Sweet………Octo-camo !

  29. Kurrus

    The one with the books sure is top shelf.

  30. Alok

    The staircase one looks eerily like a ghost. And as many others have said, the last two are simply amazing.

    All of it really is a brilliant idea, though!

  31. Chad

    OMG, these are AMAZING Kudos to the artist.

  32. mykat

    Just look for Mossy Oak camouflage to see people totally blend into the woods.

  33. asdfsd

    Its easy to reproduce. they are wearing a “blue” suit, thats the same as a blue screen in movies, and the artist just edits the pics. pretty uninspiring. if you actually think those are real clothes youre being duped.

  34. Josh

    Awesome! So precise! It really looks like the bookcase one doesn’t have a head! But the best one is the last one! Really good.

  35. tt

    this is good I’m pretty sure they’re all photoshops idk if they’re not supposed to be though…

  36. Brennan

    I’m about 95% sure that most of them, especially the last two, are all photoshoped..Not saying they aren’t awesome because they are quite decent..I’m pretty sure that they are made by having the person where a green suit and then having photoshop replace all the fluorescent green with whatever is on the layer directly behind it…

  37. Brennan

    craaapp… *wear haha…my 3rd grade teacher would hit me..

  38. Adelle

    the bookcase one is so SO good, and I love the one with the pile of newspapers on the table, too

    very good

  39. Adelle

    oh, also…I think photoshop would be much more precise. The legs of the staircase one are just a little bit off, and many of the “street” ones are not precise at all. If it was shopped, the artist would have made it more perfectly precise, don’t you think?

  40. Ivy

    cool! you’re a genius! :)

  41. arun

    good creativity

  42. GPL2

    Fun, but is it art? Yes, beauty is, indeed, in the eye of the beholder and these are quite beautiful, but again, are they artistic? Your call!

  43. djashish

    Camouflage is something soldiers do before going in enemy’s territory,but Camouflage photography is something awe-inspiring.great work.

  44. Solid Snake

    Umm Solid snake has been doing this for like ever. Come on people, everything cool is obviously rooted in a video game. JK. Very creative, cool, and well executed. Who made the garmets and how?

  45. Josh

    Pretty freakin’ sweet! What motivates people to do this?

  46. Roach

    The bookshelf one certainly threw me off at first! All of them are amazing though, fantastic job!!

  47. shaunjudy

    These are some really cool pics…I love the last two!

  48. yuva

    They are interesting……..nice pictures

  49. alicia

    the book one freaks me out he looks like he has no head its crazy! crazy GOOD!

  50. Can

    wow…thats amazing!!!

  51. Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

    Superb ….: )

  52. Max

    Last two are really gr8 ones!

  53. MicroWise

    brilliant brilliant brilliant i say! genius i tell ya! i agree to most of the comments here. the last four is the best!

  54. jim w

    these are great, that last one is crazy, you’d never know!!

  55. Nora Coates

    ummm….this is not that original…i have seen this many times before

  56. prufrock

    Nora, shut up. Please.

    This is great work, and really worth seeing.

  57. Gymnastics Leotards

    Amazing work of careful design and execution. The result is astonishing. I would certainly like to see more.

  58. Loren

    what fun … and it doesn’t matter how they were created, they are wonderfully creative and inspiring. Fun, good work!

  59. doruk

    the last one is so cool!

  60. amit

    its all of photoshop work. nothing real!!!

  61. Pig

    Wow!I like them very much.How do you it superbly?

  62. sdgfdh

    This makes me proud to be an artist. Like I got something to show people thats recent and be like “This is what artists do. Don’t tell me to be a lawyer.”

  63. phoemous5

    Excellent, magnifique

  64. VH

    These are too cool! Very creative photography.

  65. ben

    very cool,so creative

  66. Man

    Isn’t that what life is about, blending in.

  67. JOYE 510

    These were phenomenal. The last one is the best. You could scare the hell out of anyone walking by w/ these cami clothes.

  68. Harry Barracuda

    ‘Shopped dude.

  69. Tyler

    Can I get a bookcase suit? Of course, it must be custom-tailored to my size in relation to the average bookcase…

  70. Ampayeen

    I think the book one was the best :)

  71. JTDC

    Only two were any good, in terms of camouflaging the target. If you can discern a shape, you fail at it. When you try and match the surroundings exactly, you bring in specific shapes, which in almost all of these cases, brought out the person’s shape.

    Modern camouflage acts primarily by breaking up the shape of the individual, not merely matching colors to backgrounds.

  72. That Asian Guy

    Y’know, the one that stands in front of the tread on that old construction machine in a suit like that?
    He did it much better, and first.

  73. JackStraw

    Wow, these are really cool! I like the newspaper one.
    It looks great.

  74. the asian guy is the best

    I agree, the asian guy is way better.

    Just sayin…

  75. kristina

    Ok this has already been done by that asian guy.. a talented artist doesn’t straight up copy someone else

  76. Steve

    Only unimaginitive people cry “Photoshop!” when they see something as creative as this. People who accuse everything of being photoshopped should be banned from the internet and get out more.

  77. Ghost

    I’m entertained that I see not a single comment here to remark this artist’s… “similarity”… to Liu Bolin.

  78. j

    first half not that good, towards the end becomes a lot better

  79. Thomas P. McHugh

    Yes, you needed to paint your shoes. Chalk it up as a learning experience. Paint on my friend.

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