All photos: sandcastlematt/Flickr
While these sand castles may look like they're defying gravity, the truth is that underneath all the sand droplets is usually a piece of driftwood or other discarded junk. As seen in the photo on the right, Sandcastlematt uses the faithful "drip method" to completely cover these objects with wet sand. This technique makes them appear as though the sandy structures are hovering effortlessly in the air without much support.
"One of the ideas behind my sand castles [is that they're] an illusion," Sandcastlematt says. "I really want people to think the whole thing is made out of sand."
Continue below for more photos or check out the following video for a more in-depth look at Sandcastlematt's process for creating these otherworldly beach sculptures:
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