British-born photographer Nick Stern  has recreated the work of Banksy in real life.

The artist, who is now based in Los Angeles, spent months meticulously gathering and making props for this thought-provoking series of images in order to capture Banksy’s controversial art through film. “You are not Banksy” recreate eight of Banksy’s iconic images, including the gay kissing cops, Jesus with shopping bags and the Mona Lisa with an RPG.

“I have always been intrigued by Banksy’s work and thought it would be fascinating to try and recreate some of his most famous images on camera,” told Stern.


Maid in London

Mona Lisa Bazooka



Bomb Hugger


Kissing Coppers

Consumer Jesus

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