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.
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Hungarian-based photographer Noell S. Oszvald presents such a powerful self-portrait portfolio that you wouldn’t believe she’s been taking pictures for just over one year now. The 22-year-old makes black and white pictures only, as she says she finds colors distracting. Noell also refuses to write any descriptions below her photos, and sticks to captions only in order to leave the room for interpretation for the viewers.
„Shopped!“, is the constant cry of internet’s sceptic and avid web browser. But after seeing Thomas Barbéy’s works many sceptics are pleased to say “’Shopped”. Barbéy’s surrealistic manipulations are not only works of retouching and airbrushing – he also sticks the negatives together, photographs them, uses other techniques to reach the concept vision he had in his mind first – but few are able to resist the gripping illusion. Isn’t illusions what people are looking for in life and art?
Some artists get to the point when their usual medium or technique starts to limit their visions. This is exactly what happened to a Polish artist Michal Karcz who found that painting and the ordinary dark room photography techniques didn’t allow him to fully realize his potential. Luckily, the developing technology allowed him to combine the two with the help of some digital tools. Most of his work is “a journey to the places which don’t exist”. They’re places from Michal’s dreams, desires, imagination and fears. Are you ready to take a trip?
We have first introduced you to a Hungarian artist Sarolta Ban two years ago. Surprisingly, she was then working with a non-professional FinePix S5600 camera and claimed she had learned digital processing by herself. We decided to check with her again and see how her life has changed.
After looking at Creative Photoshopping by Erik Johansson and 25 Surreal Photo Manipulations by Sarolta Ban let’s meet Manuel Archain, another very creative and talented photoshopping master from Argentina responsible for creating a lot of insanely comical photo situations that are highly improbable and usually impossible in real life.
Have you ever dreamed of a device that could capture your dreams? Record it straight to video as you sleep, or at least take still pictures? Sadly, there is no such thing yet…but luckily there are some super creative artists that came really close to it.
Meet Sarolta Ban, a 25 years old female artist from Budapest, Hungary.