Magical Scenes Made on the Ground

The Wizards

Forget everything you ever knew about creative kids photography (except for anything by Jason Lee) and then take a look at this. Jan von Holleben, the talented photographer who made a name for himself with Dreams of Flying just sent us over these wonderfully inspiring images. Action Heroes picks up where Dreams of Flying left off...only it's bigger and better.

Fun fact: von Holleben asked some of the very same people in Dreams of Flying to now star in Action Heroes. "The kids that I worked with for many years are now teenagers," he tells us. "Their visions and dreams are quite different from what they were some years ago. They are also much more complex."

"We turned all those ideas into new images in which the floor (as in Dreams of Flying) became, once again, the background for many special physical acts," he continues. "Then, we added a second layer of using the surface of the photograph, adding flowers, leaves, toys and so on, reproduced the images and then, finally, we sandwiched both layers together.

"All analogue as usual! This way we had even more flexibility with working on content."

The Karate Kids

The Rockstars

The Indiana Jane

The Lovers

The Aliens

The Pirates

The Star Warriors

Pop culture-inspired photos? What's not to love?

Visit Jan von Holleben's website to keep up with the talented photographer. (You'll enjoy the playful quotes on his website.)

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Comment by Alyssa Anda on August 10, 2011 at 11:18am
@Wupps-Thank you for sharing! :D
Comment by Wupps on August 10, 2011 at 7:56am
Comment by Wupps on August 10, 2011 at 7:55am

He did similar photos some years ago...very nice!
Comment by Kevin Chung on July 18, 2011 at 7:37am
Love the amount of thought that went into each scene. Good stuff.
Comment by ricardo.deleitosa on July 14, 2011 at 1:16am
A lot of fun! big smiles everywhere...bring kids to power!!!!!
Comment by Vince S. Manayaga III on July 14, 2011 at 12:27am nice and creative
Comment by Annie on July 13, 2011 at 8:32pm
So fun! And thanks for reminding me of Jason Lee. Both make me smile =D
Comment by sAm on July 13, 2011 at 2:17pm
So creative, like the cassette tapes. Haven't seen those in a while!
Comment by Alyssa Anda on July 13, 2011 at 11:23am
That's really cool! :D This type of art/photography is really getting popular.

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