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This Artist Used A 110-Year-Old Technique To Create Surreal Indoor Landscape Photomontages
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This Artist Used A 110-Year-Old Technique To Create Surreal Indoor Landscape Photomontages

British visual artist Suzanne Moxhay invites her audience into apocalyptic scenes, made with photomontage. However, instead of relying solely on photo editing, Suzanne uses a 110-year-old photography technique called matte painting which was popularized by the movies from the 20th century.

A matte painting is usually a painted glass pane that is used to show landscapes or large set pieces. Matte paintings are either filmed on set, where the crew frames them to look like a physical set piece, or they are combined with live footage in post production.

Moxhay mixes her own beautiful photos with archival ones to create new and original photo manipulations with an eerily magical vibe. “I’m never sure where it’s gonna go initially, but I look for things that can work together,” the artist says. “[My] latest photography art is all interiors, and they’re all completely fictitious spaces that I’ve built from many fragments of different rooms,” Moxhay says about her unique artworks. “I look for interesting connections between details in photographs of rooms that I’ve either collected or photographed myself.” She also likes to present places empty, like a stage set where something could happen any second.

Now scroll down below and check the stunning pictures for yourself!

More info: suzannemoxhay.com (h/t: mmm)

Thicket

Antechamber

Arch

Undercroft

Corridor

Dais

Vestible

Copse

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

Beautiful! Step-by-step process would be nice to see. :)

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

you can find all process in the interview https://vimeo.com/160348474

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

I think you'll find the term 'matte painting' is alive and kicking in the vfx industry nowadays. Whether miniatures, optical or digital, it is used in every single film produced today. The writer of the article has no idea what they are talking about.

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

Explain to me where she says that matte paintings are no longer being used. "Popularized by the movies from the 20th century" is a fact which speaks about their origins, not that they were ONLY used in the 20th century. Apparently the reader of the article (you) has no idea what he's reading about.

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

Beautiful! Step-by-step process would be nice to see. :)

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

you can find all process in the interview https://vimeo.com/160348474

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

I think you'll find the term 'matte painting' is alive and kicking in the vfx industry nowadays. Whether miniatures, optical or digital, it is used in every single film produced today. The writer of the article has no idea what they are talking about.

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

Explain to me where she says that matte paintings are no longer being used. "Popularized by the movies from the 20th century" is a fact which speaks about their origins, not that they were ONLY used in the 20th century. Apparently the reader of the article (you) has no idea what he's reading about.

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