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Man Uses Cardboard Cutouts to Take Epic Sunset Selfies

Sunsets are nature’s way of showing off. A splash of red here, a dash of pink there, some bright orange there. Voila, an effortless masterpiece in the sky.

TV producer John Marshall decided to add his own artistic flair to the mix while staying at a cabin in Maine. He calls his series “Sunset Selfies” and we must say they’re pretty great.

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โ€œOkay, little guy. You can do it. Just one word and you get the treat. Can you say: John? Jaaawwwn.โ€ _____________ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ: ๐˜ˆ๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ด๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ "๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฏ," ๐˜ ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ.

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Marshall makes cardboard cutouts of interesting shapes and figures, then takes selfies with their silhouettes against the sunset.

Some are humorous, others are romantic and still others are a little creepy.

Like this one with featuring the Grim Reaper:

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"Are you here for me?" I nervously asked Death. "No," he said. "I just thought I'd trim these bushes." ____________________________________________________#sunset #sunsetselfie #cardboardart #cardboardcutout #death #grimreeper #instaart #creativephotography #silhouette #silhouetteart #trimthatbush #doyoufollow

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It’s not just his cardboard cutout skills, either. He also stages the photos in a clever way, too:

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Looking back on it, Cookie Monster Daycare was a terrible choice for my little gingerbread boy.

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Here’s Marshall “juggling” some kittens and a frog:

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When a member of my kitten juggling team got sick right before a major competition, I had to find a last-minute replacememt.

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A Quidditch match:

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Snitch on steroids. ____________________________________________________ #sunsetselfies #sunset #selfies #cardboardart #cardboardcutouts #cutouts #sillhouette #silhouetteart #harrypotter #Iloveharrypotter #quidditch #jkrowling #harrypotterparty #harrypotterfans #harrypotterfandom #harrypotternerd #harrypotterart #harrypotterfunny @officialjkrowling @harrypotterfilm @harrypotter_we_are_wizards @hogwartthing @harrypottering @harrypost.s @snitchseeker @quidditchscotland @quidditchswitzerland @hkquidditch @ilovequidditch @qiidditchworldcup @art.instadaily @instaart @artofvisuals @exploring.art @creativephotography

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Santa, is that you??

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May we all get what we truly need this holiday season, and may the New Year take us where we need to go.ย  Thanks for playing along with me this past year. I really appreciate having you along for the ride, and Iโ€™ll see you at sunset soon. Love, John

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And here he is walking a fire-breathing dragon:

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My friend let me take her dragon for a walk under one condition. "Just don't let her tug," she said.

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And playing cards with a shark:

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After losing the 27th hand in a row, it finally hit me. This guy's a card shark. #sharkweek #sunsetselfies #sunsetart #cardboard #cutouts #instaart #silhouettes #sunset #sunset_ig #sunsetpic #silhouettegrams #cardboardart #creativecutting #sunset_hub #cardshark

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How cute are these trolls?!

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The problem with Troll Haircut Day is the brutal monotony of it all. "Tapered to a point?" I asked for the 74th time. #sunsetselfies #trolls #trollsparty #cardboard #cutouts #instaart #silhouettes #instafamous #sunsetart #selftimer #sunsetpic

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And these tiny elephants:

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What I love about the tiny elephants that you find all over the island is how friendly they are. At sunset, I could see them all over the rocks, and a few of them ran up to me when I approached. At first I thought they just liked me. Then I remembered the peanut butter-scented lip gloss I was wearing. #sunsetselfies #sunsetart #cardboard #cutouts #instaart #silhouettes #creativephotography #elephants #babyelephant #elephantlipgloss

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Oh look! It’s Ghandi!

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"Excuse me. I need some coins for the parking meter. Do you have any change?" "Be the change you wish to see in the world." ______________________________________________ #oph #_coi #earthfocus #mypixeldiary #ig_color #mits_patil #kaminekalakar #i_hobbygraphy #indianphotographyart #u_p_g #wbp_ #worlds_photography_hub #op_h #shutterhubindia #nustaharamkhor #photographys_love #iwp #world_photo #maestro_i #worldwidephotography #photographsteam #_ipc #maibhisadakchap #_tcoi #indiaphotographyhub #photographers_of_india

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Wait… how’d he do this?

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โฃ Iโ€™ve been afraid to go to the grocery store during the quarantine, so I havenโ€™t been eating very much. Still, it has been a chance to lose those pesky extra pounds around my waistlineโ€”which is a plus. And just in time for summer!โฃ โฃ ___________________________________โฃ__________ โฃ โฃ โฃ #beachbody #toothin #caronadiet #loseweight #bestbodyever #sunsetsillouette #sunset #ilovesunsets #cardboardart #cardboardcutouts #instagram #artoninstagramย  @creatorsย  @instagramย  @art_creatives24hย  @art_correctย @art_explore

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Okay, what’s going on?!

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When Impala Safariย promises "Up Close Nature Tours," they are not kidding.

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Marshall’s Instagram is full of these creative silhouette selfies, so if you need to kill a few minutes of time, go ahead and take a look. You might even be inspired to get out the scissors and some cardboard yourself!

Do you make a special point of looking at sunsets and sunrises? Are you more apt to unwind at the end of the day?

Let us know in the comments!