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.
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.”