These are paintings. No, that's not a typo/autocorrect - these are not photographs but hyper realistic paintings. Mike Bayne captures the seemingly mundane subject matter through painting and some jokingly question "Why - when you can take a photograph?". I think his use of paintings as a medium not only showcases his incredible talent but it re-inforces the idea of this slow, mundane way of life. See more work here.
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