19/02/2014 10:12 GMT | Updated 19/02/2014 10:59 GMT

Dutch Illustrator Turns Everyday Objects Into Whimsical Pictures

Tineke Meirink is a Dutch illustrator - and her Stop:watch picture series is all about getting us to look at everyday things in a whole new way.

Meirink takes photos of apparently uninteresting items - such as litter and bird-droppings - and adds a minimal illustration digitally. "That way these photos get a whole different meaning, they come to life," explains her website. "She hopes it makes people realise that everything has its beauty and that it is just more fun to take a closer look."

And we think you'll agree that her pictures make you do just that...


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Take a look at some of Meirink's wonderful pictures below - and check out the Stop:watch website for more gems...

Photo gallery Tineke Meirink's Stop:watch pictures See Gallery