We have all wondered what happens when we leave for school or work and close our apartment doors. Do our pets or even objects in our apartment have secret lives? If so, how would their ordinary day look when we don't see them? These kind of thoughts and speculations have inspired many hit movies like 'Toy Story', 'The Secret Life of Pets', 'Cats & Dogs' and many more. And while you probably have seen them, this time we have something different for you to unleash your creative mind!

Indian artist Raaj Dey, also known as shutterbug__raaj on Instagram, created a funny series for those of you who are curious about the secret life of... matchsticks! The artist hilariously shows their everyday lives and struggles as if they were real human beings living the best of their lives. It may sound funny but actually matchsticks are the perfect protagonists who not only overcome their struggles but also fight real evil like bad habits such as smoking or social problems such as sexual assault.

"I follow many photographers from India and around the world. I often view every detail of their photographs and then create these works with matchsticks" - the artist told Bored Panda. We are sure that all these photographers have amazing works to show us, however, this artist definitely stands out of the crowd. So we invite you to step inside the surreal and secret life of matchsticks!

More info: Instagram | youtube.com

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Why?
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4 months ago

You light up my life!

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Kayli Boring
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4 months ago

kick that smoking habit

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4 months ago

I hope that's not a tobacco plant!

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MsM
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4 months ago

I'd like to ride a bike, but I'm two-tired.

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Daniel Wang
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4 months ago

is that another head?

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Jacob/Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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4 months ago

Uh oh did the old vdub break down and you have to matchstick hitch hike?

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Da Coconut Nut
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4 months ago

Matchboxing

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4 months ago

Strike up the band!

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glorytherainwing
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4 months ago

gonna catch an angler fish!

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Nancy Carpay
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4 months ago

Match that pose!

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Ahnnah Newell
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4 months ago

That moss is beautiful! Such a rich golden yellow!

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Caroline
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4 months ago

Hihi, I like the shin guards ^^

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Why?
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4 months ago

A match made in heaven.

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Kayli Boring
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4 months ago

love the sign

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Luxsigan Vamadevan
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4 months ago

Fantastic match boys

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glorytherainwing
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4 months ago

deathmatch

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Saara-Elina Kaukiainen
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4 months ago

I have no idea what's going on, but I want in.

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JULIETTE GIBO
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4 months ago

had to second look thought the kickstand was a head

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Nancy Carpay
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4 months ago

There is no match for the education he will get here. Lol

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Indian Artist Shows The Secret Life Of Matchsticks

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