We throw the word “surreal” around a lot when talking about photography art, but these outlandish works by Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak take the cake by following in surrealist master Salvador Dali’s footsteps.

Klimczak uses his creative ideas to populate desolate landscapes with bizarre and surreal characters and objects. The atmosphere of the vast deserts and plains in his stunning pictures seem to be inspired by Dali’s work, as do the stilt-walkers and other characters therein. The images form a mythological world that seems to bend or break the laws of physics, but the fact that most of the photo manipulations remain photo-realistic makes them all the more unsettling.

According to his biography, he prefers creating square compositions in black and white, although he does create quite a few unique artworks in color as well. He says that the aim of his beautiful photos is to use stories and universal symbols to move his viewers and force them to think or to simply crack a smile.

Klimczak is an experienced photographer, with more than 30 years of intermittent photography and photo editing experience under his belt. He currently works as a freelancer and has held numerous exhibitions.

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