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This Artist Has Been Photoshopping Herself Into The Famous Photos That Inspire Her

Equal parts creepy and cool.

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Meet animator and filmmaker, Gitanjali Rao.

Gitanjali Rao

She has been photoshopping selfies of herself into iconic photos of her dead idols for a project titled, “The Wish Fulfillment Series”. Here she is in a shot with Madhubala.

Gitanjali Rao

"I happened to get my first smartphone this March. I was someone who had never taken selfies so decided to make it interesting for myself." Rao told BuzzFeed.

"So I thought of who I would like to be seen in selfies with. The idea and fun of making impossible selfies then resulted in this project," she added. Like this one with Satyajit Ray.
Gitanjali Rao

"So I thought of who I would like to be seen in selfies with. The idea and fun of making impossible selfies then resulted in this project," she added. Like this one with Satyajit Ray.

Or these with Che Guevara.

Gitanjali Rao

And Frida Kahlo.

Gitanjali Rao

And with Guru Dutt.

Gitanjali Rao

"It came down to images that I could recreate with my limited resources— few clothes, one lipstick and two eye liners and Photoshop," said Rao.

Here she is in a selfie with Smita Patil.
Gitanjali Rao

Here she is in a selfie with Smita Patil.

""The response has been quite overwhelming for someone like me who has not more than 600-odd friends on Facebook. It also brought back memories for a generation who admired these folks with a passion while growing up," Rao told.

Here she is with Susan Sontag.
Gitanjali Rao

Here she is with Susan Sontag.

She wants to also pose with comic book and mythological characters and paintings like this one she did with The Girl With The Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer.

Gitanjali Rao