Look long and hard at these photographs. They aren’t photoshop creations. They’re jaw-droppingly convincing optical illusions created by Paris-based photographer Georges Rousse, who transforms deserted buildings into awesome sight-specific artwork.

"He arranges materials and paints that blend with the architecture, and then documents and presents the work through photography. Each visually complex creation redefines general perceptions of space.

It’s easy to first assume that the compositions are the result of a digital manipulation, however, in reality they are created, by hand, by an artist with an incredible sense of perspective. Viewers are instantly challenged to understand how the shapes, colors, and architecture fit together. Rousse limits that perspective by converting the three dimensional area into a flat photograph. In doing so, he invites his viewers to experience the artwork through a combination of reality and their own imagination.”

Visit My Modern Metropolis to check out more of Georges Rousse’s unbelievable photos.