Re: Hyper-realistic art
Now is not quite the time to discuss aesthetics (especially seeing as I have to be at the pub in half an hour) but it is interesting from that standpoint.
Firstly, I'm asking 'what's the point?' and the realising it's perhaps a sly subversion the of hyper-realism that is introduced by photography to the point of actually being more realistic given the lack of intermediate medium. The editing process is another kettle of fish that can, frankly, wait for a few beers.