Robert Jahns is an award-winning digital artist, photographer, and art director whose work has been on the spotlight for a while. He is best known for his surreal digital photo manipulations that gathered him over a million followers on Instagram.
Robert says he has been creating art since he was 6 years old and got into photography and photo editing 16 years ago. "Creating art always was and is my passion. With my art, I’m able to show the world the visuals I have in mind. I can inspire so many people worldwide in a positive way," he told Bored Panda.
When asked how he chooses the images to edit, Robert walked us through his whole creative process: "For every concept, I need several different images which I combine in post processing to create a new piece that looks as real as possible. I always try lots of images to see which works best and which images work best emotion-wise. I always know what images I need for my creations but I still try many different images to see what works best." The artist uses Photoshop, Lightroom and various smartphone apps to produce his beautifully surreal images. Robert says that when it comes to digital art, his biggest inspiration is his own creative mind.
In September, the artist will be releasing his first illustrated storybook called "Traumwelten" in Germany. He also has plans on releasing the book in English later this year.
Check out Robert's amazing photo manipulations in the gallery below!

More info: Instagram | nois7.com

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Thinairgal 1 year ago

What an engaging picture! My eyes keep getting drawn to explore the depth of the clouds and their reflection, then returning to the figure in the boat, and back again. But it's also such a peaceful, serene image...I would love to have this picture on any one of my walls - could spend hours in contemplation....

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Night Owl 1 year ago

So why did the penguins cross the road? :)

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Lyndsey 1 year ago

Imagine living in there. Bit scary walking across the bridge, but it's bound to be magical.

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stellermatt 1 year ago

whale chat up line: Fancy some netflix and krill?

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stellermatt 1 year ago

real life tangled

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stellermatt 1 year ago

dreamworks?

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stellermatt 1 year ago

what do you call a deer that can write with both feet? bambidextrous

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Night Owl 1 year ago

Perfect combination (black/white and color)

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stellermatt 1 year ago

i LOVE winter

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sharron lynn parsons 1 year ago

Well done !!!

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Burrito 1 year ago

This looks so real...

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TC 1 year ago

Quick cold bath...

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Susann Campbell 1 year ago

We can do anything better than them. Yes we can, and be beautiful proving it.

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stellermatt 1 year ago

it's annoying me that the 10 is backwards...

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Full Name 1 year ago

This is the first one I haven't loved. It looks really instagramy (in addition to the subpar photoshop).

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stellermatt 1 year ago

it's more impressive that she's stood up without the boat wobbling

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Krumps 1 year ago

I really want to swim in that crystal clear water. Looks so enchanting...

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Nini Meow 1 year ago

Tangled

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Night Owl 1 year ago

I'd love to swing there

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Abby Rexroth 1 year ago

Where's Aslan?

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Captain Marvel 1 year ago

Startling...I love it <3

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

I'm home, honey.

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

The lightening dancing amongst the clouds is beautiful and how nice would it be ,to be above that looking down?.

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stellermatt 1 year ago

they should add this to the moon door in game of thrones

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Thinairgal 1 year ago

Just gorgeous

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Thinairgal 1 year ago

A wealthy matron of a certain age...

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Thinairgal 1 year ago

Expelling air from a humongous syringe

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

O, Christmas deer, oh Christmas deer. how lovely are your antlers.

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Viktė Džiaugytė 1 year ago

Post apocalypse. But nice.

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Tanya Kysel'ova 1 year ago

It looks so beautiful

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Susann Campbell 1 year ago

Word got out what a pretty place that was and now the family has arrived.

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sharron lynn parsons 1 year ago

Love this one !!!

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JustABobcat 1 year ago

*nose boop*

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JustABobcat 1 year ago

This reminds me of Avatar

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Thinairgal 1 year ago

That damned Cheshire cat shows up everywhere!

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Thinairgal 1 year ago

The regal elephant - monarch of the savannah?

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diane a 1 year ago

I'd prefer it without the strings of lights to be honest

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Daytime colors.

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JustABobcat 1 year ago

Wow something about this pic... very magical!

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Katalin Anda 1 year ago

Great photo/picture... truly amazing... and I think: what a horrible place...

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Abby Rexroth 1 year ago

And at last I see the light...

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Katalin Anda 1 year ago

I do love this kind of pics and still I think it is sad what people did with Earth...

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Abby Rexroth 1 year ago

Dreamworks

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Hey dude, would you mind putting me down? I'm late for work.

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Night Owl 1 year ago

Magical

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Abby Rexroth 1 year ago

Banksy

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Abby Rexroth 1 year ago

Island on the top of the world circa 1974

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Party town.

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JustABobcat 1 year ago

Gah! Not good for someone with fear of heights! Otherwise, very cool!

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Night Owl 1 year ago

Beautiful

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Katalin Anda 1 year ago

:) Amazing! I wish I could make such a pic where the lit city and the milky way is shown... while we had hard times to make pics in the observatory because city lights disturbed...

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Night Owl 1 year ago

<3

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Katalin Anda 1 year ago

courage... bravo :) I couldn't even stand there alone...

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