Many people call photo manipulation “fake” because it’s not photography. Indeed, it’s more of digital art, but it still relies on photography and turns it into something completely new. But artist Monica Carvalho is here to make peace between these two art types. She takes some beautiful photos – and then he takes them and turns them into composites that are weird, surreal, and absolutely amazing!
I see so much photography on a daily basis that a lot of it all kind of starts to look the same after a while. But occasionally I am surprised and caught off guard.
When the work of Sweden-based Gabriel Isak came onto my screen, I was immediately fascinated. It has a surreal beauty to it with a level of perfection that almost makes his photographs look like illustrations. DIYP got in touch with Gabriel to find out more.
Most of us would think that creating images that look like they’re out of this world would take a lot of Photoshop magic. However, John Dykstra is an artist and surrealist photographer from Michigan who does it all in-camera. He uses his garage as a studio and adds simple props to create optical illusions and capture them in mind-boggling images.
Sometimes, in a flood of images on social media, you see one that just stands out. This is the case with a surreal and dreamy photo Tami Bandel Itzhak has recently posted in one of Facebook groups I follow. Us at DIYP liked it, and we wanted to know more about it. So, we got in touch with Tami to ask her how she took and edited this image that captured our attention.
Ashley Joncas is an artist, photographer, and designer currently based in Seattle. She is most recognized for her dark atmospheric approach to visuals and her distinct editing techniques. When she’s not creating, she’s most likely running through a graveyard or eating your food when you aren’t looking.
“Beauty is everywhere.” This is how Russian-born artist Ruslan Khasanov describes the motto that drives his creative work. In his latest video, he found beauty in bodily landscapes. He turns human skin into landscapes using nothing but some paint and a macro lens. It feels like you’re watching satellite shots of another world, so similar, yet so different from ours.
What happens when you bring together food and portrait photography, and add 16th-century painter as an inspiration? Polish photographer Anna Tokarska has created photos that combine exactly these elements in a series of surreal portraits – made entirely of food.
The series is entitled Arcimboldiana, and it’s a set of eight photographic pastiches inspired by the works of the Italian mannerist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. He is often referred to as the precursor of surrealism, and Anna wanted to pay homage to this artist and his unconventional portraits.
One of the most important factors in a photographer/digital artists career is finding their own style. A signature look. It can take some photographers years to find theirs, but some find their voice straight away. I think I was lucky in that my style evolved quite quickly and quite organically. In this article, we will go through various elements I believe, contribute to what some people call a stylized image, but first, where does our style originate from.
I re-invented a new photographing technique. The technique is new in the digital domain but, in fact, the phenomenon itself was known since the early era of digital photography.
I don’t remember the name of the camera but I heard that digital cameras could not capture colours before the Bayer filter was invented so you had to take three shots—one for red, one for green and one for blue—and then they were merged into one photograph. However, if there was moving elements such as clouds, waves, cars, pedestrians, cats in the picture, you get unnatural colours.
Although people tried to avoid this effect to capture natural photographs, I thought it would be interesting to create such colours on purpose as a new way of artistic expression, and so I devised this technique. Let me tell you how to do it in details.