We binge on shiny Instagram feeds of “perfect” people and, admit it, sometimes we want it to be us. They make it look like they are living their best lives and they are always the best version of themselves. We want those glamorous photos of our own that will get the deserved recognition and appreciation. The grass is greener on social media and it’s a sign of the times. But when we look around or in the mirror – we don’t seem to have the opportunity for that flawless shot. But what if we told you that you can make it work? It‘s creative ideas and talent that really count here and this photographer has it all. Orlando-based Geo Leon makes the photography industry a little more real and accessible to us by revealing the behind the scenes of his best shots. And if you think it’s always luxury rentals and expensive equipment… well, you are about to change your mind.

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American Photographer Shows That It Doesn't Take Much Luxury To Turn A Simple Photograph Into A Work Of Art

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Marianne Contrino 3 months ago

Wow, she is just stunning. Really beautiful photo.

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When we look at professional photographs, we rarely get to have a glimpse of the whole creative process. We often just assume that a beautiful photo must be taken in a fancy place and it must cost a fortune. And this is not always the case. Geo Leon proves that you can turn casual locations you’d never expect to have potential, such as a parking lot, a grocery shop, the nearest park, a restaurant or even your house into an Instagram-worthy set. Staying creative and open-minded can create a magical atmosphere for an artistic photoshoot in the bushes or fruit and vegetable aisle.

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Miss D 3 months ago

Suddenly a lot less glamorous when you see it like that. Laying on the pavement with your head in the flower bed does not equal 'living your best life' to me!

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Miss Cris 3 months ago

I like her outfit

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Night Owl 3 months ago

Wait, did they close the road for a photo or do they have a death wish. I hope the road was closed for construction or something and then they used it for the photo because it was convenient (and not that they closed the road just to take a photo or that the road was open when they took it)

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American photographer Geo Leon cleverly combines unexpected locations with ordinary props that we use in everyday life to create unique portraits and each one of them tells a different story. With creativity being his best ally, Leon is able to seamlessly incorporate foods, flowers and various objects into his dreamlike scenarios and make it seem like they belong there perfectly. He makes it look so simple and easy. But the actual secret behind his enchanting work is mad skills in composition and photo editing as well as a special ability to see greatness in the most simple settings.

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Lilli 3 months ago

those are the girls from above right?

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Alex Noott 3 months ago

Was the photographer dicing with his life?

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TheReader19 3 months ago

Yes you have to be bananas to bending over the fruit pretending to answer the phone

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“As a photographer, we always show the final product. It's always great to showcase the work behind the vision,” the artist explained to Bored Panda about why he decided to share more than just polished photos. This honest way of managing social media seems to attract a big audience and is quickly becoming a new trend. In this oversaturated world, people are longing for something real and truthful. This is exactly why 140k followers on Instagram stand by Leon’s side and anticipate his new inspirational artwork.

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Komal Aprajita Pandey 3 months ago

intriguing how they made the green fields go brown

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Person2638 3 months ago

This one looks more like a realistic drawing than an actual photo, too smooth and flawless

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Maya Baggins 3 months ago

It's great to use photoedition programms to make the crown fly and to improve the light... BUT HE RESCULPTED THE WHOLE GIRL! She was already goregeous, the edition on her was unnecessary

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We have previously talked about other photographers who similarly invited us to the secret behind-the-scenes of their impressive artwork. Calipatria-based photographer and graphic designer Calob Castellon and Brazilian wedding and family photographer Gilmar Silva have shared their work-in-progress pictures along with unbelievable results. They prove that professional photoshoots are definitely not always what they seem - and we're not just talking about the amount of Photoshop involved. From hilarious environments to dangerous tricks and smart solutions, we applaud these talented photographers for being brave enough to reveal the raw backstage of their work.

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Miss Cris 3 months ago

Why does she look as drugged, ill and sad, as a doll needed for something?

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Sinkvenice 3 months ago

If her neck/shoulders twist that way while she's lying on her front, she dead :-D

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Emily 3 months ago

sorry if I'm missing the whole point but those clouds...

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Komal Aprajita Pandey 3 months ago

nice click but please don't ravage the tender plants

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Nhan tran 3 months ago

So hot that she lit the "world" on fire

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Noez 🇸🇪 3 months ago

No she didn't.

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Komal Aprajita Pandey 3 months ago

beautiful like this lady could play a disney princess

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反社会的 3 months ago

Real life anime character :)

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The Unicorn 3 months ago

Oh my gosh it's mother nature

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Peggy Hamilton 3 months ago

Lol that lady in the colorful dress tho

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反社会的 3 months ago

Red Dead Redemption?

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Sherrie Glendening 3 months ago

I'll bet that wedgie hurts.

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Peggy Hamilton 3 months ago

Yesss Ninja turtle pants!

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_bittersweet_ 3 months ago

If naruto was real......

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proof that tony stark has a ❤️ 3 months ago

ok this one just looks kind of silly

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Lilli 3 months ago

I love this one!

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Incognito 3 months ago

why she looking at the camera when the photo already printing

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Incognito 3 months ago

getting back up after fetching a pencil underneath the table be like

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Incognito 3 months ago

y'know, i just hate it when mushrooms grow on me.

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Komal Aprajita Pandey 3 months ago

may God help you with your backbone.

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