Photographer Recreates His Dreams as Surreal Photographs


Some people use dream journals to record and remember their imaginary nighttime escapades. Israel-based photographer Ronen Goldman uses photographs. Whenever he has a strange dream that he’d like to document, he goes out and recreates that dream as a surreal photograph. The project is titled “Surrealistic Pillow“.

Here’s what Goldman tells us about the project,

For the past six years I have been recreating my dreams through photos. Each photo takes weeks and even months of preparation from dreaming it, writing down the main elements, planning, shooting and post production.
I don’t always fully understaned the meaning of these images- much like dreams they sometimes reveal themselves only months after being created.

All elements of all the images were actually shot on location on the same day and combined together.













You can find the entire series over on his website here.

P.S. You might recognize Goldman’s style from when we featured some of his other images back in 2010.

Thanks for sending in the tip, Tulio!

Image credits: Photographs by Ronen Goldman and used with permission

  • KH

    Amazing work!

  • Gary Martin


  • cheap shots for real

    not bad, will probably gain fame amongst internet *memesters* and could sell as postcards if people would still buy and send them…

  • DafOwen

    Pretty Cool!
    I’d imagine it’s the sort of thing that would grab art buyers attention.

  • Digitalsoju

    Damn, and I thought I had weird dreams.

  • eraserhead12

    Wish I dreamt such beautiful surreality. I’m usually running from something terrible, or doing mundane plausible tasks.

  • eraserhead12

    how would this be considered a meme? just a collection that, as a whole, isn’t particularly unique, exciting, thought-provoking, or memorable. artful photomanips never catch on outside sites like this.

  • Stan

    It seems Bunuel and Dali’s Un Chien Andalou still can’t be topped.

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  • Tomlin Production

    Love pictures that are “larger than life”, thanks for the inspiration!

  • Jstier

    Awesome work!

  • Pratik Amin

    What an Imagination and Creativity, I just loved

  • Me

    Quite the one trick pony.

  • Froadl

    I love these, would love to see a photo of my favourite dream…one with my friend and I riding on giant baked beans across the sea.