Location: Sleaford, England
Who needs art school when you’ve got social media, and can use that power to demonstrate your own creative process? In 2014, Instagram sensation Jack Ede (who has 100,000 followers and growing) made headlines when his hyper-realistic portrait of One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles went viral, leading the then-18-year-old (now 19) to quit art school. Just a few months later, Ede became a trending topic once again when the world couldn’t believe that his drawing of Morgan Freeman—which took him more than 137 hours to complete—wasn’t a photograph. And now he’s turning his talents to the most permanent kind of wearable art; in January, he was offered a job by the owner of London’s Iron and Ink tattoo parlor.