People normally see boredom as something bad, but is it really like that? With his latest project, German photographer Jan von Holleben (previously) shows us that it’s not necessarily the case. When you allow yourself to be bored, great ideas can pop to your head. And perhaps creating mind-bending portraits like this is just the right thing to do. You won’t only end up with photos that people will have to look twice (at least), but you’ll have a lot of fun in the process, too.
When it comes to monsters, cartoons, and movies, I believe my mind and heart are still stuck somewhere in the childhood. And this is why I loved the latest project by photographer Jan von Holleben. Monster Heroes is a set of quirky super-creatures, made from the strangest subjects like cuddly toys, toilet paper, cardboard boxes or even furniture. The models are kids, who transformed into these monster heroes for the photo shoot, and Jan eternalized them in his photos.
As Jan points out, these monsters were created for kids all ages, between 4 and 104. It’s a series made by kids, with kids, and for kids. So if you are a kid between 4 and 104 – take a peek. Let your inner child have some fun.
While the photos may seem trivial to create, they are in fact pretty demanding, just from the sear scale of each photo. In the video above, guaranteed to make you smile Jan shares shat goes into creating this imagery*. If you like this stuff** check out Jan von Holleben’s wonk on his website.
*hint: lots of towels
** hint: YES
There is nothing we like more than the Universe. And there is nothing we love more than creative double exposure techniques. This is why we fell in love with German photographer Jan von Holleben‘s new series Saving The Universe.
The series depicts various universe-saving machines that Jan’s friends and family came up with to help us make a better world.
Dreams of flying by German photographer Jan von Holleben is a unique series that visualizes the dreams of children.
Interestingly enough the inspiration for the project was a counter point to how children are treated in modern photography.[Read More…]