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.
Photo manipulations by Ukraine based photographer Kassandra with a feminine touch in each of her creations.
Graphic designer Catrin Welz-Stein draws inspiration from fantasy, children stories, medieval, jugendstil, folklore and surrealism. She collects old images and illustrations and put them together in Photoshop to create her digital collages. The working process is based on combining and the division of photographs, with removing, filling and retouch.
Four years ago, french photographer Christophe Kiciak did not even thought about the work of photographer. According to Kiciak, inside of him lives a lover of science and a creative person. So, for not to be bored and not to waste any time, Christophe decided to make photography his hobby. And eventually this hobby grew into a main profession. He takes inspiration from the surrounding world and he is not afraid to create completely unrealistic works, because important for him is to achieve his goal. The images here have, surprisingly, involved little use of Photoshop, which was used only in post-production.
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”.
Kazakh artist Andrey Bobir apparently influenced by surrealism creates amazing digital art with 3ds max and Photoshop.
Stunning surreal photo manipulation series by traveling photographer Thomas Barbéy. He uses the pictures to create artistic montages of imaginary concepts, which are technically made with a combination of negatives or pre-planned double exposures.
Spanish illustrator Beatriz Martin Vidal uses colored pencils, watercolors, inks and Photoshop in her work. It features children prominently, and their magical interaction with the natural world.
Self-taught German photographer Robert Schlaug is specialized in architecture . In his series Limited Area breaks the viewer’s standard expectations of a landscape portraying the limit of human experiences via everyday landscape photographs.
“We think we have infinite possibilities, freedom with no borders, yet each day we are challenged by our own and exterior limits”…”Sometimes it feels like we’re slamming against a wall or we’re on the edge of a precipice. Even our imagination and our thoughts constantly encounter stops”.
The intention of his photography is to “raise awareness in times of total sensory overload.”
Canadian artist Sarah Anne Johnson created her series “Arctic Wonderland” after completing a residency on board a double-masted schooner in the Norwegian territory of the Arctic Circle. Each of the twelve days at sea the group visited a different site on land, ranging from untouched vistas of pure landscape to abandoned mining camps. Left with only calendar-quality photographs, she wondered how to capture how she felt about her experience that had been outside of the camera’s frame…
“I figured out I can add that in – I can paint that in. All my worries, all my concerns, and all my hopes and fears of the future of this place, I can paint it right on.”
Creative photo manipulations of matches and fire by Russian photographer Stanislav Aristov. He meticulously fashions each one by bending spent matches to form the bodies and using fire to add intricate detail with a little help from Photoshop. (more…)
Architectural designer Victor Enrich created these intriguing works of art through a combination of photography and 3D digital rendering.
“A combination of photography and 3D architectural visualization is used. Once the object is chosen, it is shot from a point easy to recognize by users, not pretending to achieve the greatest picture ever, but instead, a picture that anybody could do. The shot is the basis to produce a replica of the building by using very detailed photogrammetric techniques that end with the creation of a three-dimensional model that fits almost perfectly into the picture.”
Thomas Jackson in his Emergent Behavior series, photographs airborne swarms of common objects like post-it notes, cheese balls, and plates inspired by self-organized ‘emergent’ systems in nature as termite mounds, schooling fish and flocking birds.
By constructing the pieces from unexpected materials and placing them in environments where they seem least to belong, I aim to tweak the margins of our visual vocabulary, and to invite fresh interpretations of everyday things.
Atton Conrad is a London based photographer who creates ethereal light-trail images enhanced with photoshop magic. Conrad adapted a technique known as ‘light painting’ to capture trails of light on a long-exposure camera. The process is like a dance with light, as he physically paints the subject with light brushes in a blackout studio whilst remote triggering the camera.
Michael Ticcino has worked as an art director/creative director in advertising agencies. As he states,
“My art has always been commercial, as I have been in Advertising my entire career. Now, as I mature, I feel the need to create for myself. I use a camera as one vehicle and a computer as another. The process varies. Sometimes it begins and ends with the camera and other times the camera is only the first step. I tend to think of the process as making an image or impression rather than photography. Although I love my camera it’s just a means to an end.”
Brendan Fitzpatrick is a photographer for over twenty years and for the past seven years he has been living and working in Singapore. He uses x-ray machines at a local radiology lab followed by a few rounds of image editing and color correction in Photoshop to create unique skeletal images of flowers.
Interesting series of photo-montage and collage work created by Flickr user Ian Goulden (aka seriykotik1970).
Photographer Jason Lee manipulates photos of his two daughters, Kristin and Kayla, to create magical scenes. Through the power of his camera and computer, he transforms the girls into video game heroes and other whimsical beings. Lee posts gorgeous photos — altered and unaltered — of his daughters on his blog. Check it out here.
Shichigoro-Shingo is a Japanese illustrator, working as a freelancer. His illustrations have a particular feel, combining goth looks, futuristic feels of metal and screws, with nature elements, such as animals and plants. Having studied oil painting at Tama Arts University in Tokyo, he started working with Photoshop and subsequently worked as a digital artist for a games company.
Yiu Yu Hoi is a Hong Kong-based photographer who shoots some pretty amazing infrared images in and around the massive metropolis. Hoi has transformed a monotone cityscape into an ethereal cotton-candied dream.
Sarolta Bán is a photographer who produces surreal photo manipulations. She works on an image from a few hours to a couple of days and uses up to 100 different layers for one picture.
Ban itself speaks about her work : “I like using ordinary elements and by combining them, I can give them various stories, personalities. I hope that the meanings of my pictures are never too limited, are open in some way, each viewer can transform them into a personal aspect. So I’m happy if different people find different meanings in my images.”
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Out of Bounds (OOB) is an interesting photo effect where the object or scene in the image seems to jump right out of the photo or its borders. It is a photo manipulation technique to add an illusion of 3-dimsnsionality to a flat photo.
Simone Held also known as “Bigfoot112″ is a digital photo artist from Germany. Her art is focused on surreal and conceptual ideas.