‘The Way I Wear My Hat’ is a surreal photographic digital collage series with a floral fantasy hat theme created around and inspired by three beautiful models and 100’s of flower images taken this Spring. With floral patterns being popular and photographing the local London parks during this Spring, I decided to combine this with images from profile shoots with models, Zina Sparling, Angelica and Sophie Eagerton. These fun and feel good images of camp fantasy stylised Vintage hats were created for my online shops and available in wall Art Prints and gifts under Creaivemazza @ Curioos, Redbubble and Society6.

Using my background in portrait photography and love for flowers, I combined these two subjects by choosing a selection from 100’s of images to create these collages through digital manipulation and montage techniques on Adobe Photoshop. While creating these images they become a form of escape and hope the viewer also experience this for a moment while looking at them.

With a delightful review earlier this year by German Photography Site, Tilpy, I felt inspired to continue my theatrical style and quirky subjects with ‘The way I wear my hat’.

‘South African born and now living in the United Kingdom, Marius Els is a master in creating astonishing surrealistic collages or as he calls it “new media art”. Marius Els manufactures images which are telling a whole story and have deeper meaning.’ – Tilpy Photography




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Photography – Marius Els
Photomanipulation – Marius Els
Models – with permission and credit to Zina Sparling, Angelica and Sophie Eagerton
Camera – Canon EOS 7D
Studio Lighting – Interfit day light lampts
Software – Adobe Photoshop
Technique – A combination of Digital Collage and Photographic Manipulation.