I use photorealism to kill the ego. Having enjoyed meditation and intensive esoteric training for upwards of 45 years, it is important to me that identity, sentimentality and awkward notions of permanance be avoided. This is really difficult and the ultimate irony that to strive for such a thing could be said to spring from ego. Well, I'll take that criticism and forge ahead anyway. Here's a bit on photorealism.
Photorealism and related resources.