What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real live animals! While seemingly dangerous, these shots were made possible with the help of professional animal trainers. Fortunately, she has provided us with a few adorable behind-the-scenes photos showing how the animals are posed by their trainers, including a shot where the bear sneaks a snack from its trainer over the model’s shoulder.
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Kirsty Mitchell, a talented photographer based in the UK, creates mystical and dream-like surreal photographs that clearly communicate her intense, deep and personal connection to her artwork. When her mother died of brain cancer in 2008, surreal photography became Mitchell’s only shelter from the pain of her loss.
Talented Hungarian photographer Sarolta Ban is back with more of her distinctive surreal images, but this time there’s a noble purpose behind her work – each image is meant to portray a shelter animal in a new light and help them find a loving home. Everything seems to have begun with one image of a white dog that, according to Ban’s Facebook, she adopted. She went on to create a whole series of images featuring furry friends that are looking for homes.
These outlandish works by Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak follow closely in surrealist master Salvador Dali’s footsteps. Klimczak’s work, which definitely blurs the line between photography and digital art, populates desolate landscapes with bizarre and surreal characters and objects. He says that the aim of his images is to use stories and universal symbols to move his viewers and force them to think or to simply crack a smile.
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.
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.
Being 14 years old is the time when we are still fully entitled to be careless and unburdened, but 14-year-old Zev from Natick, Massachusetts will make you feel that you could’ve done more at that age. This teenager, now better known by his nickname ‘fiddle oak’, has already become an internet sensation thanks to his ‘Little Folk’ photo series that go way beyond his age in ideas and technique.
If you love photography and and optical illusions, Spanish photographer Chema Madoz has a perfect mix for you! His unmistakable style is not burdened with unnecessary cluster and details, always in black and white and with a witty catch in every picture.
Do you remember the amazing body art illusions by Craig Tracy? It seems that Craig has a competitor – 25-year-old German artist Gesine Marwedel. From flamingo to iguana, she can turn people into any animal using special paint that is not harmful to the body of her models.
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?
Japanese art student Chooo-San, aged 19, uses only acrylic paint and her incredible talent to transform herself into a mutant or cyborg. Multiple mouths, six eyes or even batteries protruding from her forearms – these are just a few examples of what she can do with a human body. Everything began when Chooo-San was studying for university admission exams. She would draw eyes and other objects on her hands while taking breaks from her studies.