Posts Tagged ‘fantasy’

Photog Uses His Imagination to Bring Joy to Boy with Muscular Dystrophy

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Slovenia photographer Matej Peljhan has a touching series of photographs titled The Little Prince, which stars a 12-year-old boy named Luka. The images show the boy exploring an imaginary world created by laying colored sheets and household objects on the ground. Peljhan created the images to give Luka the feeling of being able to do things he can’t.

You see, Luka suffers from muscular dystrophy, a disease that causes his body to become weaker and weaker over time.
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Creating a Dryad Costume for a Fantasy Photo Shoot on a Shoestring Budget

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When I started planning a series titled DreamWorld, one of the first characters that came to me was a dryad: a nature spirit representing our connection with nature. I saw her as a strong, benevolent queen, keeping watch over the woodland creatures and protecting them. The first concept I came up with that made my heart pitter-patter with excitement was the idea of building a huge crown for her from sticks and branches. I had no idea how I was going to accomplish this, but I had a vision. And I have learned over the years that having a vision will pave the way to making it a reality, regardless of if I know how that will come about.
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Fantastic Imaginary Buildings Created by Splicing Together Found Photos

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Portland, Oregon-based photographer and visual artist Jim Kazanjian is like the M. C. Escher of architectural photography. His art pieces appear to be photos of some of the strangest looking buildings found in the weirdest locations, but the reason the images are so dreamlike is because they came from Kazanjian’s mind rather than the real world.
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Quirky Portraits of People Surrounded by Swarms of Hanging Objects

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For her projects titled Égarements and Quotidien, French photographer Cerise Doucède creates elaborate scenes by hanging objects from the ceiling, creating swarms that look computer generated but aren’t.
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Fantasy Photographs of Children Living in the Reflection of a Pond

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For his project titled Reflexion Autour du Bassin, French photographer Alain Laboile created fantasy photographs of his children, seen through the reflection of a small pond.
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Hyperphotos That Show Surreal Worlds in Mind-Boggling Detail

Gigapixel photographs are generally created by snapping a large number of photos of a scene using a special robotic camera rig, and then stitching those images together afterward using special software. Jean-François Rauzier creates similarly massive images, except his “hyperphotos” are all stitched together by hand.
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More Magical Photographs of Henry the Flying Baby

We first shared photographer Rachel Hulin’s The Flying Series back in February when it started getting quite a bit of attention online. The series consists of beautifully Photoshopped images of Hulin’s baby boy Henry using his magical powers of flight. Since then, Hulin has added more surreal images to the set that capture Henry taking his skills to new locations and new heights.
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Behind-the-Scenes Videos for Annie Leibovitz’s Disney Dream Portraits

Starting in 2007, Disney and portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz have collaborated on a series of advertisements called the Disney Dream Portrait Series. Each ad features a portrait of one or more celebrities dressed up as famous Disney movie characters. Along with the advertisements, Disney has also been releasing some behind-the-scenes glimpses showing how the photographs came together. The video above shows actress and model Olivia Wilde posing for Leibovitz as the Evil Queen from Snow White.
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Fantasy Photos Based by the Drawings of Sick Children

Photographer Shawn Van Daele has launched a beautiful (and meaningful) photo project called “The Drawing Hope Project” in which he shoots magical photographs based on the drawings of children living with health conditions. The photo shoots take 1-2 hours, but combining the images in post-production takes up to 8.
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Unbelievable Fantasy Photos of Ants

Photographer Andrey Pavlov‘s images of ants may look like they were computer-generated or created with dead insects, but they’re actually real photographs of living ants. Pavlov spends hours setting up his fantasy scenes and then waits for his ant subjects to interact with his miniature props in just the right way.
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