If these photographs look like stills from your wildest dreams, you aren’t alone. Robert Jahns surreal photography has a delightfully strange, whimsical quality that seems to be ripped directly from a fantasy world. Each image strays just a few inches away from reality. Perhaps most striking is Jahns fascination with human behavior at great heights…
Take this surreal water slide, set thousands of feet over Central Park in New York City.
His work makes you wonder if you can actually “fly” a dog with enough balloons. (You can, but it’s not recommended, and no none-flying animal would be that chill about it.)
You know these can’t exist…
But they’re pretty convincing.
Many are straight out of dreams.
Others feel closer to nightmares.
Some of his best work is lies right in the in-between place…
You know? The feeling you get when you’re about to fall asleep…
…but you haven’t quite let go yet?
That surreal place. It’s not at all unpleasant.
It’s full of possibility.
And bright lights.
Through Jahns’ lense, we’re braver than we are in real life.
We can take risks we wouldn’t normally consider.
Dreamland meets real-life in a way that leaves you breathless.
There aren’t really enough words…so I’ll let his work speak for itself.
Visit Jahns on Instagram (Nois7) and Flickr are full of his incredible photos. After you take one look, you’ll feel like you’re floating through a dream.
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