Dead Flies Circus

  • Image: by Magnus Muhr via Acid Cow

    Racing

    Playing with dead insects is something we’d normally deem excusable in children but slightly weird in adults. Not necessarily so when you consider the work of Swedish photographer Magnus Muhr, who takes the carcasses of dead flies, lays them on paper and imbues them with new life through a few strokes of his pencil.

  • Image: by Magnus Muhr via Acid Cow

    Peeing

    Never has the gap between man and arthropod been smaller, as flies swap six limbs for four, and engage in all kinds of human activities – from peeing and sunbathing to dining and gymnastics.

  • Image: by Magnus Muhr via Acid Cow

    Sunbathing

    Photographer Magnus Muhr is 39 and lives in the small Swedish town of Karlsoga. He works as a carer for the mentally ill, but still finds free time and inspiration to be a photographer.

  • Image: by Magnus Muhr via Acid Cow

    Horse riding

    Muhr’s portfolio ranges from nudes and portraits to landscapes and nature. He regards his dead fly photography as his humorous work.

  • Image: by Magnus Muhr via Acid Cow

    Acrobatics

    Some might call it strange, but we just call it a minimalist yet über-imaginative and horribly funny example of the art of recycling.

  • Image: by Magnus Muhr via Acid Cow

    Diving

    Don’t you agree this is one fly artist? We just wish we could have been a fly on the wall when he was coming up with this stuff. Sorry. On with the art.

  • Image: by Magnus Muhr via Acid Cow

    Toilet queuing

    Well, we’ve all been there…

  • Image: by Magnus Muhr via Acid Cow

    Dining

    Apparently the conversation above reads something like this:
    “Was it good?”
    “Mmm… You really succeeded with this, Britta… It tastes like shit!”

  • Image: by Magnus Muhr via Acid Cow

    Tête à tête

    According to one translation:
    “Are you bi-sexual?” (bi = bee in Swedish)

  • Image: by Magnus Muhr via Acid Cow

    Fly in boots

    Translation: “It’s the latest craze” (fluga = fly and craze in Swedish)

  • Image: by Magnus Muhr via Acid Cow

    Pyramid stunt

    “Guys, I have to sneeze”

  • Image: by Magnus Muhr via Acid Cow

    Gymnastics

    They seem so alive.

  • Image: by Magnus Muhr via Acid Cow

    Holding hands

    Is the moth giving the fly a helping hand to cross the road?

  • Image: by Magnus Muhr via Acid Cow

    Long legs

    More circus antics? Stilt wearing perhaps?

  • Image: by Magnus Muhr via Acid Cow

    Wouldn’t like to say

    We were tipped off about Magnus Muhr by Acid Cow. Extra translation help from here. Muchos.

Karl Fabricius
Karl Fabricius
Scribol Staff
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