Considered as the Photoshop–guru, French artist Pierre Beteille creates some of the most bizarre portraits, with a help of the ever-popular editing tool, Photoshop. Monkeyman, as he likes to be known, creates hilarious portraits of himself as different characters. He skillfully manipulates his photographs into sick and twisted individuals, while simultaneously making them look classy. His unique works, from images of halved faces to eggs plastered with his visage, are created with flair.

Pierre is known to take ordinary things, such as fruits, veggies and movies characters, and masterfully manipulate them into something funny. His pictures are digitally enhanced into brilliantly, odd scenes. Although he has worked as an Art Director, Web Designer and Graphic Designer for over ten years, he is now devoting his time to creating his images freelance. He is a photographer who specialises in editing but prefers to describe himself as neither a photographer nor an artist but as someone who just makes pictures. “I shoot very average or even bad photos that I try to improve, thanks to Photoshop”, he explains. His photographs from his travels offer amazing insights into people and animals from around the globe. Even though he does not consider himself a travel photographer, he is able to shoot astonishing pictures of buildings, their residents and animals which capture the essence of each subject.


His wonderful and intriguing images of himself posing as different individuals, sees Pierre change from a businessman to mental asylum escapee and even a super hero. His bizarre pictures could be considered as the photographic equivalent of British comedy, Mr Bean. His weird facial expressions and ability to transform each scene bring his images to life, making them an intriguing view. Even though he does not call himself a photographer, Pierre is very talented in the medium and has created some intensely edgy shots. His amazing portfolio of g alluring work has been published in magazines such as The Times, National Geographic Traveler and La Stampa.