What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Photo Invader


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.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “The Photo Invader

  1. These are cute and funny and very well done. I love that the creator sees the witty potential in random photos.

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  2. made the trip and doing good OH these are all fun and enjoyable to look at. Hal

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  3. These are wonderful! Reminds me of the book by Rafael Mantesso: A Dog Named Jimmy. He poses his bull terrier and then adds artwork. A riot!

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  4. That picture is too cute.

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