Art Crush: Lissy Laricchia

We stumbled upon Canadian photographer Lissy Laricchia – a.k.a. Lissy Elle – on Flickr, and we’re crushing hard on her surreal self-portraits. Her creative use of gravity, light, texture and Photoshop transport you into her little imaginary world, a strange yet wonderful break from reality. We also really love her caption on her Flickr site which reads:

I live in Canada, where the moose are. I take pictures of anything that will stay still long enough. If you asked me if I would rather see one of the seven wonders or Las Vegas, I would always say Las Vegas. I admire Dr. Seuss and Chuck Palahniuk more then you (sorry), and you bet your ass I would sooner tear out my own eyes then spell Panic! At The Disco without the exclamation point.

What a character? Right?

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