Ever since our readers went bananas over the hyperrealistic works of Paul Cadden, we've been on the hunt to find other talented artists with an ability to create precise likenesses with nothing but a pencil, paper and lots and lots of time. Well photorealism junkies, you'll be happy to know we've struck gold with Dirk Dzimirsky, a German artist who can render reality like you've never seen before...except in reality.

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Although the works appear to be exact replicas of photographic images, Dzimirsky's aim is "representational and lyrical," according to his artist statement, which explains his particular language as "marks like words and textured areas like paragraphs." According to his website, Dzimirsky starts his drawing process with a photograph, but once he gets the proportions down he relies heavily on improvisation and imagination.

Click through more of Dzimirsky's work below, and tell us what you think. Are you able to read between the lines to the impromptu moments beneath? Or does this strike you as photorealism, pure and simple?

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  • Amalgam

    Dirk Dzimirsky

  • Black Sun

    Dirk Dzimirsky

  • Breath

    Dirk Dzimirsky

  • Trinity

    Dirk Dzimirsky

  • Dawn

    Dirk Dzimirsky

  • Dejavu

    Dirk Dzimirsky

  • Drawnface

    Dirk Dzimirsky

  • Drifting

    Dirk Dzimirsky

  • Frozen

    Dirk Dzimirsky

  • Glad To Be Back From Paris

    Dirk Dzimirsky

  • Human Condition

    Dirk Dzimirsky

  • Lemon World

    Dirk Dzimirsky

  • Nicole

    Dirk Dzimirsky

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