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

Coming up with impossible photo montage to give people a double take has been my passion for the past 5 years. All of my digital artworks are produced with Photoshop, using my own creative photos (no stock images).

In my inspiration process, I try to find similarities between photos in terms of color, 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 color as my skin; a pouch zip evoked eyelashes.

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

The titles of my creative photography pieces tend to be either puns or weird/unrelated words to puzzle people even more.

I hope you enjoy my crazy fantasy worlds!

More info: Instagram

#1

C'est La Vie

C'est La Vie

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Elise Mon
Community Member
3 years ago

im dizzy

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#2

Eye Got You

Eye Got You

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BunnyBlubber
Community Member
3 years ago

Ouch!

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#3

A Mountain Latte Please

A Mountain Latte Please

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Arvin Shakis
Community Member
3 years ago

One for me too! :P

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#4

"I Shut My Eyes In Order To See" - Gauguin

"I Shut My Eyes In Order To See" - Gauguin

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

I really like this one!

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#5

Go Where The Road Takes You

Go Where The Road Takes You

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Natasha Limberg
Community Member
3 years ago

When the bus is taking ages

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#6

Das Ist Mir Wurst

Das Ist Mir Wurst

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Devin Robinson
Community Member
3 years ago

this is really amazing

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#7

Empire State Candle

Empire State Candle

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Rita
Community Member
3 years ago

this is so creative! :) like it!

Shruti Naik
Community Member
3 years ago

This made me cry. You could do the same with the twin towers. The world will be flooded with tears though.

Sykz
Community Member
3 years ago

At one time this building was the highest light in the world.

Julie Lynn
Community Member
3 years ago

I was going to say the same thing Rita did! Great picture and Rita, I'm with ya! :)

Ilona Glaubitz
Community Member
3 years ago

ez jó

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#8

Fiz De Propósito

Fiz De Propósito

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Rita
Community Member
3 years ago

super!!

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#9

Anticlimactic Cough

Anticlimactic Cough

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Andy R.
Community Member
3 years ago

This is so original!

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#10

Terrace Guilt

Terrace Guilt

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Elise Mon
Community Member
3 years ago

4D

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#11

I Walk A Lonely Chord...

I Walk A Lonely Chord...

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BunnyBlubber
Community Member
3 years ago

The only cord that I have ever known

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#12

Your Words Move Mountains

Your Words Move Mountains

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Tatiana Michael
Community Member
3 years ago

Amazing...

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#13

Love Is The Swanswer

Love Is The Swanswer

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Natasha Limberg
Community Member
3 years ago

sweet <3

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#14

Fancy Apartment

Fancy Apartment

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GalaxyInAJar
Community Member
3 years ago

I love the titles in all of theese

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#15

Preheat The Oven

Preheat The Oven

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BunnyBlubber
Community Member
3 years ago

Id like to know where they got the name for this one

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#16

I Know You Like The Back Of My Sand

I Know You Like The Back Of My Sand

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
3 years ago

'The pathways of numerous individuals etched in the sands of time like the veins on the back of my hand'

#17

Mouldy Plum Cake

Mouldy Plum Cake

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Arvin Shakis
Community Member
3 years ago

I didn't notice at first!!

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#18

Networking Event

Networking Event

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Elise Mon
Community Member
3 years ago

cool .. reminding me of Korin Tower

#19

Real Eyes Realise Real Lies

Real Eyes Realise Real Lies

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Julia Flores
Community Member
3 years ago

So creepy!!! :D xD

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#20

Bald Paragraph

Bald Paragraph

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Andy R.
Community Member
3 years ago

Woah

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#21

Diamond Treason

Diamond Treason

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Julia Flores
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful

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#22

A Stretch Of The Imagination

A Stretch Of The Imagination

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Elise Mon
Community Member
3 years ago

i tilted my head XD

#23

Buried In The Shand

Buried In The Shand

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Rita
Community Member
3 years ago

cool guys!

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#24

“We Are Captives Of Our Own Identities, Living In Prisons Of Our Own Creation” T.b.

“We Are Captives Of Our Own Identities, Living In Prisons Of Our Own Creation” T.b.

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Sam Rylo
Community Member
3 years ago

Norman Rockwell has turned to the dark side..............

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#25

Acoustic Heartbeat

Acoustic Heartbeat

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Andy R.
Community Member
3 years ago

That scared the hell out of me

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#26

Aladdin's Carpet

Aladdin's Carpet

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Arvin Shakis
Community Member
3 years ago

hahahaha the title? xD

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#27

Pickled Money

Pickled Money

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Devin Robinson
Community Member
3 years ago

okay this is awesome but what is with the title?

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#28

Controversial Appearance

Controversial Appearance

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Gayle Bynum Cardosa
Community Member
3 years ago

Quidam

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#29

A Forest For Rest

A Forest For Rest

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Kristin Connon
Community Member
3 years ago

This one is so serene. It's childhood imagination and wonder captured in a really cool image

#30

Stir Well

Stir Well

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Natasha Limberg
Community Member
3 years ago

I wonder if Lush do that kind of bubble bath soap...

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