Polishing up my Russian, I was able to determine that no image manipulating software was used to make these pieces of art.
A Chinese painter simply used his eye and art ability to make the subjects seem to fade into the background of his photographs... just like me when I get caught checking out the chicks at Ruby Tuesday.
With regards to the source link, no I don't speak Russian. Not Nyet!
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What I can do however is translate just how talented this Chinese painter really is. However, a simple look through any or all of his work could probably tell you that as well. I would love to have any of these painted models chilling in my own house!