Is that Patrick Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame??
This photographer sure makes it seem like it.
François Dourlen, a photographer and teacher in France, lines up images on his iPhone with everyday scenes to make it look as though cartoon and pop culture characters are living life in the real world.
The photog shares the silly pictures on his Instagram page, where he's generated buzz with more than 51,000 followers to date.
Dourlen has captured whimsical scenes, from E.T. phoning home to Mario playing a game of bumper cars. He told The Huffington Post that he started the project about two years ago as a joke. While the characters in his photos fit so perfectly with the backgrounds, the photos don't take much planning. The figures he chooses to put in the photos just come to him.
"I just walk [down] the street. I see something that makes me think about something else -- like an association of ideas," he explained. "It only depends on my imagination."
We have to admit, we're pretty psyched to see Thomas The Tank Engine chugging down the train tracks.
Check out more of Dourlen's work below.
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