Believe It or Not! these works of art were created using plain ol’ blue jeans!

British artist Ian Berry makes detailed portraits and urban landscapes from old pairs of jeans.He rips, cuts, shreds, and layers the jeans until they have reached the desired effect.

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Upon first glance, these pieces look like a flat image. It’s not until you look at them closeup and in person that you can see the layers upon layers of jeans.

Ian does not use bleach or dye. He takes the jeans as they come and relies on a keen artistic eye to piece the jeans together.

Images courtesy of Ian Berry. For more of his work, visit his website at denimu.com