If it takes you even a few seconds to determine whether what you’re looking at is either a painting or a photograph, then that should serve as a good indication that the creator is on to something. While we’re not expert photographers ourselves, and we’re sure similar effects are achievable in post editing, but to do so in a way that seems so flawless and entertainingly confusing is no easy feat. This is the response we can from observing Australian photographer Amanda Fordyce‘s work. But while her painting-like approach is an element to marvel at, there’s also her keen eye that captures compositions next to none. As Live FAST Magazine Editor Alison Green puts it, “It’s not enough to say that Amanda Fordyce has a good eye. The Australian photographer and world traveler has one of the best eyes.”

Fordyce sees things within a frame unique to her that will turn the seemingly mundane into a sight to marvel at.

Looking over Fordyce’s body of work while transport you to all the dream-like vacation destinations you wish you were at right now (and forever and ever). Not only achieved in style, but also the fact that Fordyce herself is (obviously) at these locations, as travel is very much a part of work. From The Coasts of Italy to India, Spain and South America, Fordyce uses the exotic lands of our world and brightens up scenes that most take for granted—another fascinating aspect to her work. While a balcony angle, corner of a swimming pool or a close up of a person in nonchalance are often overlooked, Fordyce sees things within a frame unique to her that will turn the seemingly mundane into a sight to marvel at.

Make sure you check out her work throughout, follow her on Instagram for a regular dose of creativity and wanderlust, and if you’re wanting to take things to the next level, purchase one of her prints here.