Istanbul-based digital artist Hüseyin Şahin doesn't just blend photos together; He blends reality and fantasy worlds to create spectacularly surreal scenes.

Though his craft of layering multiple photos is practiced by many, his unique take on fantasy photo manipulation pushes the limits of human imagination, and results in beautiful landscapes that look like your wildest dreams - or your most intense nightmares, depending on how you would feel about crossing a wobbly bridge between two hot air balloons mid-flight.

Şahin goes by the handle art.side on Instagram, and has so far amassed almost 55 thousand followers of his creative ideas. Some of his amazing photos incorporate elements of folklore, such as a photo of the Maiden's Tower in Istanbul featuring an underwater woman nearby, a reference to the ancient Greek legend of Hero and Leander, two young lovers who drowned in the Bosporus. While another unique artwork portrays a child in war-torn Syria.

More info: Instagram, Behance

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Alusair Alustriel
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is absolutely stunning! I wish things like that existed in real life! Can't stop staring.

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varwenea
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Perspective wise, this makes me dizzy.

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So this is where the idea for "Dune" came from?

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even gravity tends to get confused in this Sci-Fi world.

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OTTERZ4LIFE
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT AND STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING!

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Daria B
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one reminds me of Julian Beaver's chalk art.

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Nadja Cyriax
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I live in Namibia. The Skeleton Coast here looks just like this.

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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Come, come where heartache's never been;where you're seen as you want to be seen;Come, come to the place of shadow and green; where you'll never cry no more dear lass; where you'll never cry no more. - the mermaid song from in a glass grimly by Adam Gidwitz

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Asia
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had a dream just like this so many times!

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Peg - E
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is Avatar's sacred spirit, Tree of Souls!

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Smoofy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That cloaked figure was used in another one of the pictures.

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Angelika Okotokro
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am impressed! What an amazing change of perspective...

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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like some sort of terrifying horror movie

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Susann Campbell
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did it really have to turn into a nightmare?

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TheWeeknd
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

HI SISTERS------ JAMES CHARLES HERE

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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is a light in the darkness - come closer! 😉

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