A Portrait in a Portrait in a Portrait in a Portrait…

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Check out this trippy portrait of the sketch comedy duo Hello Generic. It’s a portrait of a portrait of a portrait… 18 levels deep.

Here’s a 100% crop of the high-resolution version that shows how detailed the image actually is (this crop only starts at level 3):

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The photographer, who goes by hmnig on Reddit, tells us that he has had this idea for the group’s YouTube channel banner for a while, and recently they did the photo shoot to turn it into reality.

The duo posed for over a hundred photos that night using props they had collected over the past four years of making videos. After sifting through and selecting the 18 best shots, the photographer combined the images with “a lot of image masking,” putting a “glass” texture over the photo frame at each level — that’s why the image get’s progressively bluer as you go deeper.

“I was going to continue it further after the last picture, but since they all would have just been a couple of dots I decided against it,” the photographer tells us.

Here are the 18 photographs that were used to create the picture-in-a-picture portrait:

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Pretty impressive, eh?

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