At first glance, you would think that the EVOL Repeat Offender photos were taken in an urban city. Upon close examination, you will realize that it’s in fact cardboard. These incredibly realistic pieces were created using stenciled spray paint and scrap metal, along with other incorporated techniques, such as creating dents and torn edges. The precise attention to detail is what brings these cardboard sheets to life.

The pieces are by the talented German artist named EVOL. The collection is currently being displayed at the Jonathan LeVine gallery in New York City. EVOL wanted to capture the abandoned and distraught low-income areas in Berlin, and carefully selected materials that would exude that worn-out look to make the pieces truly believable.

These cityscapes are a relatable reflection of most decayed metropolises, which many city goers can relate too.