Though photorealistic rendering isn’t particularly new to the world of art, Jeff Bartels manages to use his amazing technical skills in a way that isn’t commonly seen. In this particular series, he’s illustrated the hands and instruments of musicians passionately wailing away on their preferred music maker. He captures these special moments from intimate angles that are almost voyeuristic. The interaction between hands and instruments is thus pushed to the forefront, giving audiences a unique viewing experience unlike any other.
It would be an injustice to Jeff Bartels if I were to talk about his work without mentioning his attention to detail. From the creases in the skin to the reflections on brass surfaces, Bartels’ renderings are so astounding that you’ll likely think they're black and white photos on first glance.