This artist takes photos and turns them into amazing surreal composites

Jan 13, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

This artist takes photos and turns them into amazing surreal composites

Jan 13, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Monica Carvalho composites

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!

Monica Carvalho composites
Photographic memory

Monica is a Swiss-born photographer currently living in Berlin, Germany. She is passionate about taking a new perspective on familiar things, and I think she does it quite well. Her photo manipulations usually take two photos perfectly merged to create new, completely surreal objects. And I find her way of merging images not just interesting but also very satisfying and pleasing to the eye. Even the captions are very creative.

Monica Carvalho composites
Fight or flight

Monica’s fascination with arts began at a very young age. She started exploring art while still in school, and her interests eventually sent her to studying the history of art in college. She is particularly interested in surrealist artists and their work, and she has taken the same route in her photographic work. “The turning point was when I discovered Adobe Photoshop,” Monica explains, “which allowed me to merge my photos with my imagination.”

The goal of Monica’s work and her motto is “to make the ordinary extraordinary.” She takes photos of regular things we see in daily life and turns them into something that makes you admire her imagination. “I believe there is potential for inspiration everywhere, it just depends on our outlook,” Monica says.

Monica Carvalho composites
Crochair

Of course, we’ve seen some other composite images before, and they’re really awesome as well. But what sets Monica apart is that she never uses stock photos. She only makes her pieces from the photos she took herself. She says that it’s a challenge that makes her artistic adventures “not only very exciting but also incredibly personal.” Describing her photos, she says: “I know the models, touched the buildings, stroked the animals, eaten the foods, played the instruments…” I’d also add that she has a recognizable style… maybe precisely because the photos that she merges are her own.

Take a look at more of Monica’s work below. Make sure to check out even more on her website, Instagram, and Facebook. You can also support her work on Patreon.

Monica Carvalho composites
The eye-cing on the cake
Monica Carvalho composites
Lip glass
Monica Carvalho composites
When you are one with music
Monica Carvalho composites
Architectural symphony
Monica Carvalho composites
F-eye-re
Monica Carvalho composites
Long time no sea
Monica Carvalho composites
Shut your eyes and see
Monica Carvalho composites
Shiny dress
Monica Carvalho composites
Sea-through hoodie
Monica Carvalho composites
Intimasea
Monica Carvalho composites
Handmade bread
Monica Carvalho composites
C(upcake) cup
Monica Carvalho composites
Parasai-lips
Monica Carvalho composites
poker (f)ace
Monica Carvalho composites
Matri-arch
Monica Carvalho composites
Rock & roll
Monica Carvalho composites
Eye-lectricity
Monica Carvalho composites
Mother Nature

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Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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2 responses to “This artist takes photos and turns them into amazing surreal composites”

  1. Dan C. Avatar
    Dan C.

    The title “Crochair” needs to be changed; the fiber technique used in the image is knitting not crocheting.

    1. Diane McDonald Avatar
      Diane McDonald

      In hair community, the type style depicted is called crochet technique. Crochet braids.. so I believe the artist has intertwined the two