Amazing Photorealistic Paintings of Urban Landscapes

Emerging artist Jessica Hess walks the streets of San Francisco armed with a camera, and then later recreates the photos that she has snapped in oil, acrylic, and gouache. “You have the architect who designed the building, the street artists that alter its surface, Mother Nature tearing it all down, and me, taking it all in,” she has explained. “These locations are really all I notice in a city. I am not your typical tourist. I go right to the worst neighborhoods and industrial wastelands on the outskirts of town.” Click through for a slide show of some of our favorite pieces.

Image credit: Jessica Hess