We've all seen it when flipping through Instagram; those perfect, cinematic portraits of pregnant women in enchanted forests, happy couples lounging on the beach, and girls posing like models in abandoned buildings. Don't you ever wonder how those photos came to be? Well, Brazilian wedding and family photographer Gilmar Silva has put together a brilliant series of 'behind-the-scenes' reveals that prove professional photoshoots are definitely not always what they seem - and we're not just talking about the amount of Photoshop that comes into play. The project, titled LUGARxPHOTO ('place and photo'), is both a humorous look at the lengths we go to get a decent shot, and an analysis of the illusions we perpetuate and often buy into through images of ourselves. Scroll down to see it all for yourself, and let us know in the comments if you laughed or cringed!


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mellenheadgirl head 1 week ago

That was probably really hard to get focused. Bravo

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Nancy E 1 week ago

I'm glad to see safety matters !

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 week ago

omigod what a little cutie pie

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Daria B 1 week ago

The dirty and messy reality of a beautifully elegant piece.

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UniversalMel 1 week ago

That came out really pretty

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Caitlyn McCracken 1 week ago

Love that idea! Just in case her big horse decided to get up lol

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Frida Ohlson 1 week ago

Good job keeping that smile in that Cold water

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anarkzie 1 week ago

That ones really nice

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mellenheadgirl head 1 week ago

I wonder what the people passing by on the road thought...

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