No, this isn't a photograph.
Ron Mueck, the mastermind behind this incredible real-life sculpture has been creating these pieces for almost 20 years. His style is unlike any other, he is a combination of so many styles- sculptor, photo realist, hyperrealist- that it's impossible to put him in a category! Since his first "official" art opening in 2009, Mueck has gained incredible success and recognition in such a short period of time. His pieces stand out, not just for being incredibly realistic, but also because of their massive size!
I absolutely love Mueck's work, its unlike anything I've ever seen before and probably anything that has been created before. Mueck' ability to make hyperrealistic/photorealistic work 3D as compared to many 2 dimensional photorealistic work makes it truly stand out from the crowd and make it truly memorable. It's amazing someone could make something look this realistic simply out of regular materials, I would absolutely love to try something like this sometime!