Digital artist creates incredible photos combining food with everyday objects

These optical illusions are mind-blowing

Sabrina Barr
Friday 23 March 2018 18:15 GMT
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Artist Stephen McMennamy reveals how his viral photo art all started

It takes a lot to blow someone’s mind in today’s day and age.

However, one digital artist’s work in which he combines photos of food with normal objects is truly astounding.

Stephen McMennamy is an art director based in Atlanta whose interest in photography grew in 2012 when he was introduced to Instagram.

Fruit loops being tipped into the back of a truck

McMennamy creates absolutely seamless optical illusions which he calls “combophotos”.

The inspiration for combining food with normal objects first came in 2014 when McMennamy found himself standing in New York with a view of the Empire State Building, with a banana in hand.

Since then McMennamy has created a wide range of incredible images.

A spaghetti meatball being carried by a forklift

Some of his most impressive conceptions include a monster truck with donuts for wheels, a forklift carrying a meatball, fruit loops being dumped into the back of a truck, the top of a tomato sprouting from a boxing glove and a paintbrush transforming into a bowl of spaghetti.

McMennamy has garnered a phenomenal following since pursuing his passion in photography.

He currently has 286,000 Instagram followers with many commenting on his fantastic eye for photography and digital art.

The top of a tomato sprouting from a boxing glove

McMennamy is constantly looking around for anything that will spark his imagination.

“My head’s on a swivel, I feel like, when I’m in the car, and I’m always looking for props or objects,” he told CNN.

“Sometimes I have things in mind already that I’m looking for, so it’s a bit of a scavenger hunt at times."

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