“What? These aren’t real? What the …” That was my reaction when I first saw these spectacular paintings. Yes thats what I said, paintings, not photographs!

The insanely talented artist behind these hyper-realistic paintings is Steve Mills, who probably has more talent in his pinky finger than most people have in a lifetime.

My brain hurts just thinking about how he accomplished such a thing. I never in a million years would have guessed that these were paintings had I not been informed beforehand.

His subject matter is pretty random, ranging from Scrabble to bottle caps and even newspapers. He describes his work to be based on painting the “extraordinarily-ordinary” and I have to say he described it perfectly.

If your interested in his work you can purchase the originals or the prints at his website.