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Before there was Photoshop… Surreal Landscapes by Jerry Uelsmann

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Long before the invention of Photoshop, artists were creating trippy fake images. The techniques used to create these images include multiple exposure on a single negative, and printing a single print from multiple negatives. In the 1960s, Jerry Uelsmann revolutionized the art of photography by manually blending negatives in the dark room to produce surreal landscapes.

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Symmetrical Trees Photography by Oliver Delgado

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Oliver Delgado  shoots rows of trees in such a way they create outstanding visual illusions of  endless tunnels. The photos are genuine and not digital montages. As Delgado said, “All images are real. I only adjusted levels in Lightroom.”

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Black and White Photography by Darren Moore

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Darren Moore is a talented self taught photographer specializing in Black & White long exposure land and seascapes who currently is based in Surrey, England.

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Delicate Paper Art by Hina Aoyama

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Hina Aoyama brings paper-cut art to a whole new level by achieving an incredible level of detailed using only scissors. According to the artist herself, the creation of one job can take several hours to a whole week of hard work. Hina tries to mix different techniques to produce her own style in the genre of paper art. And it looks like she already did it.

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The Tree Project by Zonenkinder

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“The Tree Project” is an ongoing art project since 2006 inspired by the beauty and the decay of nature and created by German artists duo Zonenkinder.

By painting eyes, faces and grimaces on the trees, by ornamenting and dressing them we emphasize our close and unique connection with nature. Thereby reflecting that trees are exceptional and beautiful living individuals. This stands in contrast to the often destructive and indifferent interaction with the environment of mankind. Please note that we take environmental issues serious: for all tree-paintings shown here we use natural and biodegradable colors that will fade away after a while.

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Flying Houses by Laurent Chehere

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Flying Houses by Laurent Chehere

In this series, French photographer Laurent Chehere  invites us to dream and imagine what it would be like if houses were flying. “Flying Houses” represents a mix of Chehere shooting various structures and creating them in Photoshop.

“Technically, I drew the buildings and afterward, I shot each element such as the roof, walls, windows, graffiti, and even the people—it’s a montage,” explained Chehere. “The series is a tribute to the old Paris and the movies including The Red Balloon, and directors such as Hayao Miyazaki, Wim Wenders, and Federico Fellini”.

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Eerie Photography by Amber Ortolano

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New York based photographer Amber Ortolano has demonstrated her talent in photography. Her photographs are so evocative, so telling, which has drawn attention by numerous magazines and websites.

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3D Art by Andrey Bobir

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Kazakh artist Andrey Bobir apparently influenced by surrealism creates amazing digital art with 3ds max and Photoshop.

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Photography – Real-life Picasso women

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Artist Eugenio Recuenco has recreated a few of Picasso’s classic looks for an inspired fashion photography series. The series Picasso was produced for theSpanish weekly SMODA, a supplement to EL PAÍS.

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HDR photography by Michael Murphy

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London based photographer Michael Murphy started his career with Canon 500 d. Carried away with the HDR and since then prefers exactly that genre in his hobby.

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Abandoned Ship Transformed into Floating Graffiti Gallery

Abandoned Ship Transformed into Floating Graffiti Gallery

International street artist collective Dudug transformed the abandoned cruise liner -known as the Duke of Lancaster- on the beaches of Llanerch-y-Mor in North Wales into an open air art gallery. The art project referred to as The Black Duke with contributions from artists including KIWIE, Cream Soda Crew, Laura Zombie, Bungle and Goin, Fat Heat and Mr Zero among others.

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Surreal Photo Manipulations by Ceslovas Cesnakevicius

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A whimsical set of photo manipulations created by Lithuania-based artist Ceslovas Cesnakevicius. The cloud and moon imagery present throughout gives the images a dreamy, ethereal feel to them.
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Metal Sculptures by Peter McFarlane

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Canadian contemporary artist Peter McFarlane is a conceptually based sculptor, mixed media and installation artist, known for his sculptures of trash and recycled items. Of his work McFarlane says:

To me, waste is just lack of imagination. This belief carries beyond the boundaries of my art production and permeates most aspects of my life. Most of my home and studio, and much of everything in them, is recycled. I’ve always had an epic imagination along with a driving desire to make things. Thus, used objects have pared my options down to a workable, manageable level. No object is beyond artistic merit, meaning and metaphor.

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Colorful Photography by Design Army

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Shot by Design Army, a studio based in Washington, DC, and founded by husband and wife team Pum and Jake LeFebure, this photo series is a self-initiated project centered around their main inspiration. The couple explains, “Color is a commodity. It is the ultimate currency to sustain and nourish our creative souls. It’s a design mantra we call ‘Color Consumption’.”

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Anamorphic Street Art by Zebrating

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Anamorphic murals painted on outdoor railings by Street art duo Zebrating. You can see Zebrating’s art on the streets of Berlin, Stuttgart, and Mannheim, Germany.

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Upside Down Reflections

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In this series French photographer Yodamanu aka Manuel Plantin. takes street photo shoots through puddles on the street. A perspective most of us are not really used to. All of these photographs are not Photo-shopped, just cropped a little bit to make them more intriguing.

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Animalistic Body Art by Gesine Marwedel

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German artist Gesine Marwedel uses the human body as a canvas for her beautiful body paintings. She is taking body painting to a new level by using the natural shapes of the human form and her art is so detailed that you forget you’re looking at a human body.

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Fantasy Art by KaysThoughts

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Amazing artworks fused with fantasy, music, and surreal by German artist KaysThoughts.

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Black & White Photography by Peter Jamus

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Great shots combining nature and human beings by Minneapolis-based Fine Art photographer Peter Jamus.

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Surreal Photography by Joel Robinson

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Amazing surreal imagery with the use of simple everyday objects by  Canadian photographer Joel Robinson.  Simple and surreal photo illustrations inspired by fictional tales.

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Oak Tree Mural Activated by Water

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The 30 foot tall mural that only reveals itself when wet, was created by Connecticut-based artist Adam Nilewicz. The tree, which is an important symbol for Connecticut, was created using water-repellant Rust-Oleum.

“Public art should embrace the existing environment and work to enrich reality,” writes Niklewicz in his artist statement. ”The blank slates (almost screens) of the two downtown buildings invite visuals that give counterbalance (nature) and meaning (historical context). The image of the Charter Oak speaks to both.”

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Exhibition: Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Something Wicked This Way Comes is a provocative group exhibition, curated by Stephanie Chefas. Through an assemblage of mixed media works, oil paintings, watercolor and graphite drawings, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” features the talent of Annie Owens, Christian Rex van Minnen, Christine Wu, Chrystal Chan, David Ball, Fulvio Di Piazza, Jana Brike, Jessica Ward, Judith Supine, and Michael Page.

A celebratory mix of the surreal and macabre, Something Wicked This Way Comes, delves the senses into ominous worlds and forsaken dreams. Each artist was chosen based on their dark allure and ability to transform what naturally repels us into something utterly captivating. By consistently pushing conventional norms, these artists are simultaneously challenging the viewer as well as themselves.

Opening at  Cella Gallery on February 23rd and running through March 16th.
11135 Weddington Street #112
North Hollywood, CA 91601

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Aerial Photos of Volcanic Iceland by Andre Ermolaev

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Latest photo series by Russian photographer  Andre Ermolaev  look like beautiful paintings, but  in fact they are  aerial photos of rivers flowing through Iceland’s endless beds of volcanic ash.

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Painted Photographs by Sebastiaan Bremer

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Dutch-born artist  Sebastiaan Bremer  uses a variety of techniques including, etching and painting with acrylic and inks. He draws directly on slightly blurry C-print enlargements of photographs, and often adds splotches and streaks of photographic dye. In most cases, the underlying images are childhood mementos of his family and personal history.

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