Photos Of BSA #6: Photo Realistic, X-Rayed, in 3-D by Insane 51

Happy Holidays! We’re celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of the next by thanking BSA readers, friends, and family for all of your support in 2022. We have selected some of our favorite shots by our Editor of Photography, Jaime Rojo, and we’re sharing a new one every day to celebrate all our good times together, our hope for the future, and our love for the street.

The new mural movement of the last decade has produced a few categories and recurring themes. One is the photorealistic portrait, and another is the x-ray that enables you to see within the physical presentation. Combine these trends with the penchant for punchy pop palettes in primary hues, and you have this pensive penitent from 2022 – who is best viewed with 3-D glasses – by the Greek artist Insane 51.

Insane 51. The Bushwick Collective. Brooklyn, New York City. (photo © Jaime Rojo)