Illustrator/photographer/filmmaker Lucas Levitan is an Instagram thief. He creeps around, looking for other people’s photos, then he steals them and enhances them with his particular brand of cartoony humor. The results are posted on his Instagram and seen by hundreds of thousands of fans. It started out as a prank.
“Photo Invasion is a one-frame story. I subvert other people’s photographs by adding my illustrative touch, changing the original narrative in an unexpected way. I am a photograph hunter who wants to see the world in a more playful way. My social media followers and friends are multiplying daily, which is what’s driving me to continue with the project which actually started in 2014 as a prank (and it’s still a prank really).”– Lucas Levitan
Born and raised in Brazil, Levitan goes back and forth between London and Madrid, searching for “inspiration in every day life.” Basically, he’s just trying to have fun, and generously taking us along for the ride.
You can see more of the brilliant Lucas Levitan’s entertaining work on his website and on Instagram and Facebook. And if you post a photo you’d like Levitan to check out, use the hashtag #iwanttobeinvaded.