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

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 1 year ago

oh my mind!

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#2 Eye Got You

Eye Got You

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UniversalMel 1 year ago

Eye feel uncomfortable now

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#3 A Mountain Latte Please

A Mountain Latte Please

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Devin Robinson 1 year ago

it looks like a new hipster food

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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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Rita 1 year ago

holy sh**! it's amazing!

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#5 Go Where The Road Takes You

Go Where The Road Takes You

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Natasha Limberg 1 year ago

When the bus is taking ages

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#6 Das Ist Mir Wurst

Das Ist Mir Wurst

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Shruti Naik 1 year 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 1 year ago

this is so creative! :) like it!

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#8 Fiz De Propósito

Fiz De Propósito

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BurntBrownies 1 year 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. 1 year ago

This is so original!

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#10 Terrace Guilt

Terrace Guilt

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Elise Mon 1 year ago

4D

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#11 I Walk A Lonely Chord...

I Walk A Lonely Chord...

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BunnyBlubber 1 year 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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Shruti Naik 1 year ago

This is an ironically perfect description of the phrase!

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#13 Love Is The Swanswer

Love Is The Swanswer

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Natasha Limberg 1 year ago

sweet <3

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#14 Fancy Apartment

Fancy Apartment

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GalaxyInAJar 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

I didn't notice at first!!

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#18 Networking Event

Networking Event

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Elise Mon 1 year ago

cool .. reminding me of Korin Tower

#19 Real Eyes Realise Real Lies

Real Eyes Realise Real Lies

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Julia Flores 1 year ago

So creepy!!! :D xD

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#20 Bald Paragraph

Bald Paragraph

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Andy R. 1 year ago

Woah

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#21 Diamond Treason

Diamond Treason

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Julia Flores 1 year ago

Beautiful

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#22 A Stretch Of The Imagination

A Stretch Of The Imagination

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Elise Mon 1 year ago

i tilted my head XD

#23 Buried In The Shand

Buried In The Shand

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Rita 1 year 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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Mara Flanagan-Collins 1 year ago

Reminds me of Magritte

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#25 Acoustic Heartbeat

Acoustic Heartbeat

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Andy R. 1 year 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 1 year ago

hahahaha the title? xD

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#27 Pickled Money

Pickled Money

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Devin Robinson 1 year ago

okay this is awesome but what is with the title?

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#28 Controversial Appearance

Controversial Appearance

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#29 A Forest For Rest

A Forest For Rest

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Kristin Connon 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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