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A Teen Who Re-Creates Celebrity Photos Says He's Taught Others "Not To Be Afraid Of Being Different"

He pays tribute to Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lawrence, and Lady Gaga with these amazing photos.

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With 1.5 million followers, Liam Martin's Instagram feed is clearly popular, and it's not hard to see why.

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The 17-year-old from New Zealand has been re-creating photos of female celebrities to near perfection, complete with costumes and wigs.

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He told BuzzFeed that he originally started doing them as it was "something completely different from the norm."

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His bold and imaginative photos get hundreds of thousands of likes.

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Most of his photos depict high-profile celebrities, including Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and Beyoncé.

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He also re-creates famous fictional characters from blockbuster films...

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But what started as a bit of fun soon turned into something bigger.

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Martin revealed that sometimes he gets horrible comments. “So many people can’t embrace difference,” he explained.

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However, he has also started receiving comments from people thanking him for helping them feel more comfortable in their own skin.

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He added, "I get people telling me that I teach them to not be afraid to do something different."

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Martin has also made a video in which he speaks out against online bullying and the issues of self-harm and suicide.

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In the future, Martin said he hopes to travel to America and meet all the people that have been supporting him.

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