I've never understood the point of it to be honest. It's not nice to look at, and it's not artistic in the least. Slavishly copying every detail, adding no personal touch at all. Bleh. Just my opinion!
http://jeremygeddesart.blogspot.com/ is it hyper-real ? dont know, but if the artist want to do a great piece using his abstraction power to do something more than a just copy.. wow its great, its about control and how you understand the world, your eyes and etc..
3__3 I dont know if my monkey english make clear what I think... D:
"What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing." Oscar Wilde
I had a professor at a community college who was a photo realistic painter. The detail was astounding. Various sizes, but he did seem to have the same bland taste in the subject matter. Like one was a gas pump.
Although he did shift around the hue in some of them while keeping it realistic.
Eh you don't get the feel as well through the internet. Seeing a giant canvas over 6 ft tall where it's still hard to distinguish it being done with brush strokes I found astounding.