The big trick with photorealism in painting has always been the transition to print and designing the painting for this, looking at the actual physical painting close up might be a totally different experience. Under-painting is a big part of this as is the use of color as a way of structuring planes in the image space, in addition you have the tool of projection. These images seem like they are projected because of how the perspective is structured, tho I could be wrong, talent trumps all. This is interesting to me because I have been considering doing some oil paintings where I project a luxrender onto a canvas and paint from it in the same way the old school super-realists
would project a photo, so this is a skill and act of craft, not magic. I think its a great reminder of how perception is the measure of reality.
This is not say these are not brilliant paintings, they are, great stuff