Ruud van Empel‘s World series explores the theme of innocence. Van Empel with the help of photoshop placed exquisitely groomed , black boys and girls in paradisical settings of unspoiled, non-existent natural surroundings.
Nikita Gill is a London-based photographer, digital artist and brand designer. Her series of photo manipulation titled “A Quiet Day in Wonderland” is about peace and meditation over the course of a magical, but quiet day in the world of Wonderland. The project was created using her own photography in combination with stock photography and it has been heavily edited.
This project is a look at the tranquility in little rituals and nature. It is a soothing series that follows the truths of early dawns to quiet midnight secrets, and moments spent alone, but not lonely. It was undertaken to understand the concept of reflections, shadows and post processing of colour to make an image appear extraordinary.
Carolyn Lefley‘s Realm photo series.
I make photographs that depict a world that floats between reality and fantasy, between believable spaces and sites of make believe. I am interested in the relationship between literary fiction and fantasy stories and the inherent make-believe qualities of a photograph. Photographs are windows to another world and as such have a magical quality to them. In my new work Realm I have created digitally altered photographs, where the familiar place of the home becomes a portal into mythical realm. This fascinated authors such as C S Lewis and George MacDonald. The realm of Narnia is entered through a wardrobe and the layers of fur coats inside which become trees.
Conceptual photographer Rachel Baran, currently living in Ohio, creates beautiful self portraits. Some of her works are dark and introverted, while others dreamy and joyful. But always creative and overwhelmed by passion.
Her photos are simply manipulated in Photoshop or created by combining multiple photographs.
Randy Scott Slavin is an award-winning director and surrealist photographer based in New York City. In his Alternate Perspective series he takes up to a hundred pictures of a scene to build up a 360 degree image before stitching them together to make a stereographic projection.
Ben Goossens worked for 35 years in his native Belgium as an ad agency art director. After retiring, Goossen’s turned to creating photo montages with a distinctive Surrealism style reminiscent of his fellow countryman, René Magritte.
Goossens’ images have received awards in a number of prestigious international photography competitions including Gold and Silver medals at the Trierenberg Super Circuit, the world’s largest annual photography salon. His composite photos are remarkable for their seamless yet painterly renderings of Surrealism dreamscapes.
Amazing photo-manipulations from conceptual photographer Yves Lecoq combining antique style, noir humor and surrealism.
Photographer and graphic designer Laurent Seroussi in his project entitled Insectes, fuses sleek female figures with the bodies of creepy crawlies. Using what he calls “visual tricks and post-production wizardry” glamourises creatures that would naturally make your skin crawl.
Oriol Jolonch is a self-taught artist with a natural gift to create invented realities. With imagination as his main weapon and the help of photography and digital media, Oriol transports the viewer to magical and surreal worlds, metaphors for the reality we live. Each image is , in itself, a story to discover and feel.
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