When you're an artist, everything is a medium. Even the sky. Lân Nguyen, who is known online as 19.XCV (which stands for 1995), has been transforming photos of the sky into everyday objects and scenes using digital silhouettes, and judging by the images, his imagination is certainly that of a creator.

"What started in 2017 as just posting sunset photos that I've captured with my phone quickly turned into uploading creative and unique images that no one has ever seen before," 19.XCV told Bored Panda. From holding a strawberry to popping champagne, his Instagram account is now full of pink, cloudy formations that run through your screen as you scroll down as a warm, fading memory of summer.

More info: 19xcv.nl | Instagram | YouTube (h/t mmm)

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Rebecca
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11 months ago

That is the most satisfying cloud i have ever seen.

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You could say the series began out of boredom. "If I remember correctly, I was just reading some scientific articles for my course at the university and my eyes were getting more and more tired, so I looked up to the sky [to rest them] and saw the Moon."

19.XCV liked the sight so much, he thought he should do something cool with it. At the time, he was already taking sunset photos but he wasn't editing them. So he decided to switch things up a bit and try to produce his first 'tweaked' creative photo.

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Young Minami Kotaro
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11 months ago (edited)

Lovely.. & just waiting for people to grab your works to place inspirational quotes in it 😅

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Thus, the moon rose was born and it immediately went viral. Its success inspired the artist to continue working with this technique; he transforms the images in Photoshop, where he adjusts the vibrancy and hue of the colors, making the sky more memorable, and adds a digital cut-out-like shape over the top that brings together the whole picture.

"I always start with thinking about an object from our daily life, like a flower, then I wait for sunsets and look for good clouds or a great moon. Once I find the right moment, I take the photo with the object [in mind] so that I can add it to the photo later."

"I always start with thinking about an object from our daily life, like a flower, then I wait for sunsets and look for good clouds or a great moon. Once I find the right moment, I take the photo with the object [in mind] so that I can add it to the photo later."

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AnimalLover.
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11 months ago

Wow

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SongoftheStars
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11 months ago

This is giving me beauty and the beast vibes!

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Deal _Anneal
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11 months ago (edited)

imagine seeing a bunny cloud attempting to eat the carrot cloud

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evelyn amezquita
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11 months ago

The way that all of us are going to start the new year

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Young Minami Kotaro
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11 months ago

Simple yet beautiful...

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Young Minami Kotaro
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11 months ago

Banksy will approve it...

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Love Grant God
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11 months ago

Who lives in A pineapple under the sea SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants sponge Bob Square pants

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Draga Millani
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11 months ago

painting the sky

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Love Grant God
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11 months ago

A pretty volcano

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Love Grant God
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11 months ago

👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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OpalTheRainwing <3
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11 months ago

By far the prettiest

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Elaine Mattingly
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11 months ago

A beautiful day for sailing.

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AnimalLover.
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11 months ago

Mmmm... yum :3

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OpalTheRainwing <3
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11 months ago

Rocket Go Vroom!

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OpalTheRainwing <3
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11 months ago

I’m getting Anna and Hans Vibes

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OpalTheRainwing <3
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11 months ago

“A Whole new world!”

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Rainbow Panda
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11 months ago

This one’s lit. 🔥

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Elaine Mattingly
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11 months ago

Somethng to think about.

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Avery S Alberico
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11 months ago

What do we want? LOW FLYING AIRPLANE NOISES! When do we want 'em? *nyau* (imitates airplane sound)

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From time to time, 19.XCV also includes a picture of the Moon

Image credits: Lân NguyenImage credits: Lân NguyenImage credits: Lân Nguyen