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Gallery: Joongwon Jeong's Portrait Recreations

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Photographer Joongwon Jeong specializes in something rare and wonderful: he takes portraits of the past - in paintings, in busts, in photographs - and recreates them in photos so meticulous and realistic, they're hard to tell from the real thing. “A picture is just a replica reproduced on a two-dimensional plane," he tells My Modern Met, "but from that image we see, feel, think and imagine the original object again.”

We've selected some of our favorites from Jeong's portfolio; you can see more on his Instagram and Facebook, and learn how to do what he does by taking his online course.

'Venus de Milo' by Alexandros of Antioch

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'The Creation of Adam' by Michelangelo (God')

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'The Creation of Adam' by Michelangelo (Adam)

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'Homer' (Artist Unknown)

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'Bust of Costanza Bonarelli' by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

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'Sigmund Freud' by Ferdinand Schmutzer

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'Pseudo-Seneca' (Artist Unknown)

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'Vincent van Gogh' (Self-portrait)

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See more of Joongwon Jeong's work on his Instagram and Facebook, and learn how to do what he does by taking his online course.