Simon Menner, a photographer, had a brilliant idea in mind. He set out to capture images of military men completely camouflaged in the dense scenery around them. He appropriately named his series “Camouflage.” To make his project a reality, he contacted the German army. After accepting his idea, they decided to take the photos in both Northern Germany and the German Alps. After looking at the beautiful scenery, anyone can agree that the locations were brilliantly picked.
He asked some elite soldiers to dress in their best camouflage and to hide out in each location. Using their incredible skill of blending into their surroundings, he captured something that is far more than a fun optical trick. The main concept for Menner’s work was to show war and conflict from his own point of view. The idea of not seeing something that was right in front of society’s eyes was the number one priority for this incredible project. Take a look at the pictures and try to find the hidden soldiers. If your sharp eyes can see through the camouflage, you share something in common with only 2% of the project’s viewers.