Dead Fly ArtAn artist has caused a buzz by using DEAD FLIES and other insects to create his pictures.

Magnus Muhr, 40, has become a global internet sensation with his hilarious high-flying artwork.

The photographer collects insect carcasses from windows and lamps around his house, then gives them a new life in his fly circus with a few strokes of his pen.

The flies, which have legs and arms, are seen engaging in all sorts of human activities, from peeing and sunbathing to dining and diving.

Other recycled flies are seen horse riding, performing acrobatics and doing a pyramid stunt.

"The idea started a few years ago at a party. I was bored and went for a walk, then I found a dead fly on the ground and I immediately came up with the idea," he said.

"When I got home I put some flies in comic poses on white paper, then drew the legs and background with a pencil and photographed them.

"I think they’ve become popular as they are very simple and don’t need any text, the language is international and the humour alludes to human feelings and activities."

Muhr, who works as a carer for the mentally ill and also photographs nudes and nature, spends hours carefully crafting each fly photo.

He uses tiny tweezers to position the insects in place and has already made 25 different pictures.

"I really enjoy making the photos but it’s a very trying and fiddly job. It can take hours to make one picture with all the changes and corrections," he said.

"I collect the flies from all over the place but I never kill them and they are not treated in any way."

Muhr, who lives in the small Swedish town of Karlskoga, sells copies of his fly photos for 40 Euros each and already has plans for some more.

He added: "There are lots of other ways of using them."


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