This Artist Cleverly Juxtaposes Photos Only To Reveal Contradicting Realities

Very clever.

What happens when you combine two different worlds, be it west and east, body and soul, or gentle and fierce? Ahmed Al-Mannai, an artist based in London and Bahrain, might just have an answer to that question.

Al-Mannai cleverly juxtaposes photos to give us some food for thought. He shares them along with even more thought-provoking quotes on his Instagram account. Looks like astronauts and fathers might have more in common than you think.

Scroll down to see our favorite picks.


"Sticks & Stones wont break my goals & words will never harm me."

"I always thought my father was an astronaut. He didn't believe in Gravity. Don't let anything hold you down, not even gravity."

"Style: So beastly, it roars for itself."

"The world spins from the same unseen forces that twist our hearts."

"Ehsan ( إحسان ‎): An Arabic term meaning 'perfection' or 'excellence.'"

"Stamina: The power to sustain prolonged effort."

"Time Machine: In order to change the future one must understand the past."

"'When I grow up, I want to be a Jellyfish,' she said. So her mother made her take ballet so she may float."

"It's expensive to be poor."

"Only those who are able to adapt to changing scenarios will continue to survive and prosper."


"Our ancestors had nothing but a camel and the stars above them to explore astronomy and navigate through the harsh deserts of Arabia. You on the other hand have the whole world at your fingertips. "

"Practice makes legends."

"Soul Surfer: One with the waves of society, effortlessly touching hearts wherever he/she goes."

Related: Armed With Body Paint, This Artist Hides Her Models In Nature.

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