Asia is a beautiful and mysterious continent with breathtaking landscapes and deep-rooted traditions. This is exactly how photographer Weerapong Chaipuck shows it in his photos. Looking at his works, it is hard to believe that he took up photography only after an early retirement from the medical profession. His main interest is travel and landscape photography, through which he shows us the beauty of our world.
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NYC-based artist Jon Burgerman shocks his blog readers by uploading horrid pictures of him shot and covered in blood in the background of advertising panels. The artist takes these pictures in subways, adds blood digitally and then shares them online. Named Head Shots, these drastic publicly-staged interventions are an ongoing series that intends to show us how film ads blatantly promote violence.
Rachel Baran is an extraordinarily talented photographer who creates amazing surreal and conceptual portraits that thousands of people have fallen in love with. And she’s only 20 years old. Some of her images are dark, introverted and full of suffering, while others encapsulate the young and artistic photographer’s youth and joy. What’s most important, however, is that all of them are creative and very well-done.
There’s one man out there, whom we only know as Peeje T., who has a unique take on getting close to the stars and celebrities he worships. Instead of elbowing through crowds or entering packed arenas to catch a distant glimpse of larger-than-life personalities, he cozies up to them personally through the magic of Photoshop. Peeje uses the program to digitally manipulate himself into pictures with all kinds of Hollywood stars, pop sensation and famous athletes
Hungarian musician Boggie (Csemer Boglarka) has created a beautiful and intimate music video for her song Nouveau Parfum that shows how women’s features and looks can be distorted by music video effects. As she sits and sings, a made-up video editing program goes over her face and makes gradually more noticeable changes.
London-based Japanese photographer Chino Otsuka has taken a unique approach to exploring her own past. In her “Imagine Finding Me” series, she travels through the past by inserting her current self into her childhood self, envisioning what it might be like to meet herself as a child. The insertions are executed very well, making the series even warmer and easier to believe.
Quebecois photographer Ulric Collette is at it again, creating striking composite photographs comparing the genetic similarities of different members of the same family tree. The latest portrait forms a composite picture of two models very close to Collette – his mother, 61, and his daughter, 12. The photograph reveals an extraordinary similarity between the two women even though they are separated by a generation.
German artist Cristoph Meyer has created carefully-crafted manipulated portraits that combine people’s bodies with animals’ heads.What’s fun about this series, beyond the fact that it has people with animals’ heads, is that such a silly subject is executed so well. Meyer’s manipulations seem fairly realistic, and the animals are well-matched with their human counterparts – they look like they belong.
Caras Ionut is a Romanian photographer and digital artist who makes a great case for digital art and photography. He has created an extensive body of images that are beautiful, enchanting – and impossible. He does a pretty good job of creating a dream-like mood in his works – the combination of soft and hazy colors with often impossible subjects makes for beautiful compositions.
When a cultural phenomenon as big as Star Wars roots itself in people’s imaginations, it becomes bigger than itself – it can inspire all sorts of cool new creative projects beyond the original. One such awesome re-imagination is the “Star Wars on Kinkade” series of painting mash-ups by artist Jeff Bennett. Bennett’s premise is simple – how would it look if iconic American painter Thomas Kinkade painted his idyllic country scenes and landscapes with Star Wars characters in them?
If Singlhild Nystrom survives all the crazy things she’s doing, she will have one of the coolest childhood photo albums ever – all thanks to her dad’s endless imagination and Photoshop skills. Swedish photographer Emil Nystrom digitally inserts his 1-year-old daughter into such crazy situations as fixing a car, wielding a ninja sword or flying after a plane.
We first wrote about Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer and retoucher, 4 years ago, when he was still a computer engineering student. Even back them, despite lack of professional training in photography, his wildly creative photo manipulations would be a stand-out example of retouching. Erik Johansson’s work has a two-fold effect: on the one hand, it’s completely unbelievable and reality-defying, while on the other hand the high-skilled retouching makes it look almost real.