Oliver Delgado shoots rows of trees in such a way they create outstanding visual illusions of endless tunnels. The photos are genuine and not digital montages. As Delgado said, “All images are real. I only adjusted levels in Lightroom.”
Catherine Nelson is a visual artist who uses the digital medium to paint images together into personal and imaginary landscapes.Trained as a painter in Sydney and London with years of experience in creating visual effects for feature films like Moulin Rouge and Harry Potter, she now has dedicated her skills to her own art work combining the techniques from both these worlds into a new contemporary art medium. Continue reading
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.
Kevin Best from New Zealand reinterprets the still life paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, in a new medium : photography.
“I have always been a story teller and I love the deep thought that is required to create a narrative using objects alone. I choose to photograph in the style of the Dutch Golden Age because much of what they experienced is with us today: fear of religious outsiders, the guilt of being wealthy while others struggle, and a sense of wonder at new discoveries. Still Life can capture universal truths, while still allowing individual interpretation.
Still life photography is technically challenging and intellectually stimulating. While the original masters of the genre delighted in fooling people that their paintings were real, I delight when people think my photographs are paintings.”
Canada-based photographer Matt Molloy brings sky photography to a new level. By stacking hundreds of separate sky shots he is able to achieve an incredible brush-like effect. Each final picture in his “Smeared Sky” series is a result of combining from 100 to 200 photographs. The number of pictures he uses depends on various factors, such as weather conditions, cloudiness, or whether the object in the picture is moving or static. “Sometimes the clouds are moving quick and there’s lots of them. If I stack too many photos from a timelapse like that, it can get a little messy,” says Matt, adding that it’s usually mid day timelapses that cause more problems.