In 2010, Simon Menner came up with a pretty interesting idea. He contacted the German army to see if they could help him out: He wanted to create images where he was completely hidden in the scenery. He called his series “Camouflage” and the presence of people in the images is incredibly difficult to pinpoint.
The photos were taken in northern Germany and in the German alps, and he had elite soldiers hide in the shots. Menner claims that his work is a conceptual take on war and conflict: The idea of us not seeing something that’s going on right in front of our faces.
Can you find the man in each of these photographs?
This one is basically impossible.
Can you see him? He’s definitely there.
Hint: Try to look where stones change color.
It’s almost impossible to see him in the trees and bushes.
Can you see him popping out from behind the bush?
This one took awhile.
The key is to focus on the smaller areas of the photographs.
How about here?
Anything here look out of the ordinary?
Last one: Can you spot him?
Ready for the answers?
The man is behind this tree.
There he is, underneath this birch tree.
Spot him on the left?
Bet you can see him now.
This one was tough, but there he is.