but it is not a photograph,
it is painstakingly drawn with graphite and charcoal pencils,
taking over 200 hours on each artwork, the artist captures the most minute details of each piece to painstakingly capture reflections of light, droplets of sweat, or tangles of hair,
the artist is Nigerian Arinze Stanley,
who uses huge sheets of cartridge paper,
and makes his pictures always larger than life size,
so that every detail can be seen,
he recently exhibited work at Omenka Gallery and you can see more of his works (and pieces in progress) on Facebook what an unbelievable talent he truly has.