My name is Monica Carvalho and I love creating photomanipulations to confuse your brain.


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Coming up with impossible 'scenes' to give people a double take has been my passion for the past 5 years. All my edits are produced on Photoshop, using my own photographs (no stock images).

In my inspiration process, I try to find similarities between photos in terms of colour, texture and shape. For example, two mountain peaks I shot in Greece reminded me of an upper lip; a path in Oxford had the same colour as my skin; a pouch zip evoked eyelashes.

Other times I also like playing with sizes - my miniature friends 'buried' in my hand; the Empire State Building turned into a giant candle.

The titles of my artworks tend to be either puns, or weird/ unrelated words to puzzle people even more.

I hope you enjoy my crazy works!

More info: Instagram

#1 C'est La Vie

C'est La Vie

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Rita 4 months ago

oh my mind!

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#2 Eye Got You

Eye Got You

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UniversalMel 4 months ago

Eye feel uncomfortable now

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#6 Das Ist Mir Wurst

Das Ist Mir Wurst

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Shruti Naik 4 months ago

This could be the cover to a book about sexual assault/harrassment of women and the inferiority of women making them feel invisible. It's a beautiful pic with a beautiful message. Sort of like your own protest against the inequality in the world.

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#7 Empire State Candle

Empire State Candle

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Rita 4 months ago

this is so creative! :) like it!

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#8 Fiz De Propósito

Fiz De Propósito

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BurntBrownies 4 months ago

The title is in portuguese, it means "I did it in purpose"

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#9 Anticlimactic Cough

Anticlimactic Cough

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Andy R. 4 months ago

This is so original!

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