Liu Bolin is a Chinese artist who has seemingly perfected the art of disappearing into the background. I think my favorite is the first one in front of the soda aisle. But I think he blends in the best with the dump truck. I didn’t even know he was in the picture at first glance; it was his hair that gave it away. It needed to be more orange.
According to the NY Times article, it takes several hours to setup a shot, and they use paint and makeup to blend him in on site. I can’t imagine standing still that long, especially in the heat and humidity of Beijing. Hope he does his shots in the winter.