A selection of surrealist and expressive photographs by Russian photographer Ilya Kisaradov (aka ezorenier). The photographer’s subjects, mostly women , are shot in open air while the image of the birdcage appears a few times, possibly symbolizing imprisonment. The whole collection is all about breaking free of confinement and no longer being silenced.
Natalie Shau is a mixed media artist and photographer based in Lithuania . She found interest in fashion and portrait photography as well as digital illustration and photo art. Despite her personal work, Natalie also creates artwork and photography for musicians, theater, fashion magazines, writers and advertisement.
Forgotten Heroines honors females of the past and present for their strength, endurance and loyalty through adversity.
Richard Smith, a self-taught graphic artist with 20+ years of professional experience, incorporates assimilated photographic techniques and modern photomanipulation approaches into his hand-crafted compositions. Smith explores unexpected interrelationships between everyday images through surrealist photomontage. Working with elements from nature, pedestrian objects, specially-commissioned photos, and scenes from his travels and neighborhood, he fuses these components into ethereal yet cohesive views that transcend their origins.
Digital painter Ray Caesar is known for his illustrations featuring ethereal feminine figures. New series of works created using Maya, a 3-D modeling software used to make digital animations for the film and game industry.
Ukrainian photographer Oleg Oprisco takes portrait photography of dreamy women , flavoured with magic and surrealism. He only uses old school cameras such as Kiev 6C and 88, and old films camera.
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.
“Feral Creatures” explores connections between the human spirit and the animal kingdom. This exhibition presents 10 contemporary artists whose inherent aesthetic employs beasts both fierce and docile as allegorical vehicles for life’s struggles and bliss. Each artist was chosen based on their natural mystique and ability to render beauty and grace with a skillful hand. By shining a spotlight on the wild, these artists allow the viewer to examine our reality through a broad tapestry of myth, imagination and animal behavior.
Artists include: Michael Alm, JAW Cooper, Peter Gronquist, Michael Page, Caitlin Hackett, Anita Kunz, Christina Mrozik, Jason Wheatley, Zoe Williams, and Kikyz1313.
Retour a Betton (Return to Betton), is a sculptural installation over a canal in Betton, France, by Guy Lorgeret. Raised five meters off the ground, the installation depicts figures on bicycles, migrating from one bank to another, claiming their freedom and refusing to compete in a fictitious competition, while their reflections in the water adding to the magic of the scene.
Dutch photographer Ellen Kooi makes large-scale photographs. They are stories created on camera that seek the border between reality and fantasy. The landscapes and the subjects, often young girls or women, fit together perfectly and create a dramatic and poetic scene.
French photographer Thomas Subtil in his series “hakuna matata” – a Swahili phrase which means “no worries” – takes animals native to Africa and anthropomorphizes them, revealing us the secret lives of wild animals. The unusual snaps were made from photographs Subtil took whilst visiting Kenya. He later edited them to make them a little more unusual and surreal. We’ve never seen animals do this before… perhaps they only do it when nobody is around?
Photographer and digital mixed-media artist Vineet Radhakrishnan from India, mostly doing portraiture and fashion shoots in Paris. His latest series inspired by the works of René Magritte is called the “Surreal Project” – creative photomanupulations with bits of digital painting thrown in.
Artist David Niles has taken his son’s interests and produced them in delightfully spectral, vintage style photos that illustrate a small boy’s place in his own imagination.
These are photographs of my son, pictured in a world of fantasy and imagination. A world that children occupy a good deal of the time. They are my interpretation of his world.
Postcards from the Future by Italian digital artist Francesco Romoli.
What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can’t decipher. What we can’t understand we call nonsense. What we can’t read we call gibberish. There is no free will. There are no variables. There is only the inevitable.
Amy Guidry is a Louisiana-based artist and currently resides in Lafayette. Amy uses acrylic on canvas to create surreal narrative images. Her paintings explore the connections between different life forms and the cycle of life through a vivid and really captivating way.
My work stems from two loves – Psychology and Art. With Surrealism being the grand marriage of the two, I was naturally drawn to every aspect behind the movement. Using images conceived from dreams and free association that I catalog in several sketchbooks, I stitch together whole series from countless thumbnail sketches. Themes I explore involve the human psyche – who we are and how we interact with each other, including our relationship with other animals and the natural world.
More at amyguidry.com.
Surreal, super-saturated landscapes captured by France-based photographer David Keochkerian. Seasons seem reversed, with white trees appearing in spring, and bushes are transformed into something that looks like fragile blades of bubblegum.
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.
Hossein Zare is a self-learned photographer based in Bushehr, Iran. Hossein captures beautiful landscape or cityscape pictures, and then creates stunning surrealistic artworks using photo manipulations in which his subjects defy gravity.
Hungarian self-taught photographer and visual artist Noell S. Oszvald presents a portfolio of powerful self-portraits. So dark and sophisticated imagery. She creates black and white pictures only, as she says she finds colors distracting.
Illustrator amd photographer Kevin Van Aelst gives new meanings to everyday objects in his intriguing artworks. He produces editorial work for a variety of magazines including Wired, Money Magazine, and Scientific American.
George Christakis, from Greece, is a self-taught Surreal-Landscape and Conceptual imaging Photographer. Music is a great source of inspiration to him and his work involves photographs and paint elements. Most of his work is characterized by extended use of B&W tones and dark colors.
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.
Artist Kasia Derwinska creates photographic scenes where the characters are either standing at a distance or walking off in a vast and empty landscape.
As Derwinska explains, “I use photography as a tool, like a brush for painting or an instrument to play music. My creations are an attempt to connect the visible with the invisible – feelings, emotions, fears, hopes and doubts about the world we live in. It is my personal journey through this unreal reality.”
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.