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Batman And Lenin: Russian Photoshoppers Reimagine The Classics
October 07, 2016 09:48 GMT
The collective known as
2D Among Us
is creating a buzz on Russian social media with its work planting famous film and television characters into everyday Russian scenes.
Dobby the house elf, from the Harry Potter series, in a Soviet apartment.
Alf, the eponymous star of the American science fiction sitcom, riding a Russian night train.
Spaceships from Thor 2, a 2013 superhero movie, attack Rostov-on-Don. Yevgeny Zubkov, the member of the collective who created this image, says he prefers to work from images of his own hometown.
A Star Wars lightsaber battle lights up a riverbank in Rostov-on-Don. Zubkov, who also created this image, says he uses Photoshop to create his works and each takes around half a day to complete.
Batman's tumbler batmobile parked outside a dacha.
Clouds from the Death Eater scene in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince loom over St. Petersburg.
WALL-E in a run-down Russian suburb. Zubkov says one aim of the project is to draw attention to social problems in Russia.
The balloons from the film Up, rising behind Soviet-era apartment blocks. Zubkov says that characters from an "ideal, clean world contrast with dirty provincial streets."
Dug, the talking dog from Up, and an apartment door which reads "Beware of the Dog".
An AT-AT Walker from Star Wars bearing down on Russian apartment buildings.
A Game of Thrones dragon swoops past a Soviet-era apartment block.
Bart Simpson is taunted in a Russian village.
Wolf from the Soviet-era television cartoon Nu, Pogodi! chilling by a Lada in a birch grove.
Simba, from The Lion King, presented on a Russian rooftop. A member of the collective said in a 2016 interview that cartoons are much easier to insert in a scene than real-life characters.
"Light it up," the bat-signal looms over a Russian skyline.
Batman in a Russian crowd.
Deadpool, from the American comedy superhero film of the same name, doodling atop a Lada.
Forrest Gump and a statue of Lenin.
Planet Express Ship, from the Simpsons spin-off Futurama, parked between Soviet-era apartment blocks.
Philip J. Fry from Futurama.
Winter is...here. Jon Snow from Game of Thrones.
Hank, the octopus from Finding Dory, lurks off a Russian beach.
Chihiro and No-Face, from the Japanese anime fantasy film Spirited Away, ride the metro.
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