This artist adds a brilliant touch of creativity to tourist photos
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(Pocket-lint) – Creative illustrator Robin Layla has a knack for adding artistic elements to photos in ways that make them even more eye-catching. Layla finds inspiration in already beautiful photographs, then adds extra elements to them that really catch the eye.
We’ve rounded up some of his work for you to enjoy, but be sure to check out his Instagram account and website for even more.
The Folkart Towers are twin skyscrapers located in the Turkish city of İzmir.
The towers are impressive enough on their own, but here Robin Layla has reimagined the towers as the legs of Optimus Prime.
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The Leaning Lentil of Pisa
Is there a more cliched tourist photo than the Leaning Tower of Pisa with people pretending to hold it?
#Well, now it has a new twist thanks to Robin Layla who imagined it was more like a long wide camera lens.
Vatican City Pizza
From Pisa to pizza, Italy seemingly has it all. Here, Vatican City has become the home of a holy slice of pepperoni pizza. This is delicious.
These are sailboats!
In the calm waters of Bodrum Marina, King Leonidas I, ruler of Sparta, is seen defending the area against dangerous-looking sailing ships.
Ironman is powered by a jet
Have you seen those jetpacks that appear to be powered by water jets? Well, here it looks like it’s the technology Iron Man uses to get around.
These buildings in Istanbul, Turkey look a bit like large shopping bags. Even more now with the addition of some handles.
Portal to another location
A building at Elite World Hotels has been transformed into a portal in which a massive Rick and Morty burst into our world. Where do they come from and are we tiny ants in this dimension?
We love how adding these creative art elements changes your perspective of the photo.
Building a Storm Trooper
In Berlin, Germany, there is a building that looks a bit like a Storm Trooper. Assuming you have a creative eye and a bit of imagination like Robin Layla.
When life gives you lemons
In Venice, there is a large building that would be perfect for squeezing lemons. It would be a big mess if you had a lemon this size, but we love the images Robin Layla has created here.
This aging Italian building seems to have stood the test of time. Now it has been cut into pieces.
With an imaginative eye, Robin Layla transformed this building in Milan, Italy into a snake.
The shape also fits perfectly, which is a lot of fun.
Painting with buildings
Some of these images are just a matter of angle, perspective and a bit of artistic drawing.
Here, it looks like the church tower has been transformed into a giant pencil.
In Istanbul, there is an angel who plays the bridge as if it were a harp. We imagine that the motorists who pass by are either frightened or happy.
Sky High Toothbrush
We really appreciate Robin Layla’s attention to detail. Here, a massive tower resembles an electric toothbrush. It’s even truer now, with a little extra art work.
A flour avalanche
Is that how avalanches happen? God dumps his leftover flour on the mountainside. It’s definitely a fun conspiracy.
Open the buildings of Istanbul and you will discover hidden treasures and untold riches. In any case, this is the story that Robin Layla tells here.
Many of these images wouldn’t be as interesting without the illustrations.
One of our favorite Gallic warriors, Obelix, is seen floating through the sky like a hot air balloon. He must be on the lookout for Asterix who, apparently, is not there.
Human beings are surely ruining the planet. We pollute the oceans and damage the land. This artwork may be fiction, but it tells this story.
Written by Adrian Willings.