If you heard a soft thud a few minutes ago, that was my jaw hitting the floor. I just encountered the work of artist and designer Benjamin Nicholas. He has an striking style that blends science fiction with technology, throws in some surrealism, a dash of steampunk, a hint of pop culture, video games and covers it with photo realism. The result is totally beautiful.

Here’s just a small sampling of Nicholas’ work, which you can see much more of on this page at Art Station.

Nicholas has done design and concept work for video games, sneaker companies and more. Learn more about him on his official site.

Contact the author at germain@io9.com.