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”.
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.”
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.”