A photographer reveals how he creates jaw-dropping Instagram photos with everyday objects

A good magician never reveals their tricks. But photographer Jordi Puig Batlló ( Jordi Koalitic ) takes a different approach.

Batlló’s Instagram photos look like they’ve been heavily Photoshopped, rivaling movie special effects. But those otherworldly, unconventional portraits are accomplished with everyday objects like fishing line, shoeboxes, and colanders.

Here are 12 behind-the-scenes pictures showing the secrets behind his cinematic photography.