Inspired by glitch art and writers like H.P. Lovecraft Giacomo Carmagnola uses photographs and figures from history with a good dose of Photoshop to create digital glitch art and surreal collages.
“I’m completely absorbed by glitch art. I’ve always been attracted to its aesthetics; I’m not talking about philosophy or higher concepts, but just its plain visual pleasure.” “I see these images as an alternative beauty. I find it extremely fascinating how the same image can change so much by keeping its original ‘skeleton’.”
All images © Giacomo Carmagnola
Digital artist Anil Saxena, from Munbai, started out doing conventional darkroom photo composition and retouching before moving these skills over to creator and then photoshop. Having moved to Mumbai to work as an illustrator he became interested in retouching as a way to utilize his eye for creating striking imagery. Drawing from his technical background in graphic design, CGI and his trained creative eye, Anil enjoys developing stunning imagery. He believes color grading is paramount.
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Charlie Davoli creates surreal compositions by shooting pictures with his iPhone and editing them with apps like PsTouch, iDesign, and Superimpose. He then posts his photo collages on Instagram.
My inspiration comes from a combination of the supernatural images from the Italian artist De Chirico, my love for geometry of Bauhaus, and the pop culture of Warhol and Lichtenstein… all with a touch of retro sci-fi.
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Hungarian artist Flora Borsi in her works visualizes the physically impossible in a form of photo manipulation. She uses exquisite photo manipulation to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her latest series entitled ‘animeyed’, includes a collection of self-portraits where animal and human features are combined to create hybrid beings.
Photographer Dan Borris was walking down the street one day with a friend when she suggested that he photograph her doing yoga while her dog ran around making her crazy. Inspiration struck! Why bother with humans? Dogs should do yoga! It was in that moment that the idea of Yoga Dogs was born. After dogs were photographed, photos were digitally manipulated to recreate a variety of tricky yoga positions. But from there, the concept took off and he began including cats too. Borris sells these photos in a calendar, with proceeds going to the animal shelters where he gets his models.
Photographer Øystein Sture Aspelund in his series Arise explores the verticality of nature.
Aspelund creates digital landscapes where the tops of trees are manipulated to reach straight into the sky.
“To rise up from the ground is elementary to most trees. To rise is related to progress and prosperity. These dead threes are rising up to different level. They are the ultimate vertical contrast to the horizontal landscape.”
Kylli Sparre (also here) was trained to become a professional ballet dancer, but later realized that wasn’t the path for her. Instead she channeled her passion for creativity into photography. Sparre creates surreal and dreamlike image manipulations and incorporates dance into her photos through the graceful movement of her subjects.