Ever see a painting that is so life like you swear it is from a camera rather than from off of a canvas? This is the feeling I get when I look at Iman Maleki’s work. The subjects in these paintings are so full of life, pain, joy, wonder, just about any and all of the emotions generally reserved for the camera.

Not only does Iman Maleki have a knack for painting life like people, but some of his background will fool you as well. Take a look at the brick wall in the last image then take a glance outside of your window and tell me if you can tell the difference.