Fatescapes is a series of images by visual artist Pavel Maria Smejkal consisting of iconic photographs with their subjects Photoshopped out of them. The New York Times writes,
[...] Pavel Maria Smejkal goes a step further and forces us to reconsider the veracity of historical images and the photographer’s role by digitally removing the people that made these images resonant. What is left is the scene as it might have looked just minutes before or after the photographer passed by. These images are reminiscent of a time, before Photoshop, when photographs were believed to be a reflection of reality. Mr. Smejkal’s alterations question whether photographs should be viewed as accurate representation.
See if you can recognize each of these famous historical photographs. The answers are at the end of the post.
Writer Emily Cleaver takes adorable photographs of her infant son Arthur that recreate famous scenes of classic films. Can you guess the movies these photos are referencing?
Here’s a set of photographs by Daniela Edburg, who creates surreal scenes and landscapes around the theme of knitting:
She tells us,
I started knitting for a photograph where a girl is standing on a small knit garden, her own little safe spot in the midst of a desolate landscape, I was knitting for weeks, and the activity started taking on a strong significance. The work I am doing now has become all about knitting. Knitting as a compulsive action, as a form of occupational therapy and as a way of creating a safe place or a cushioned version of almost anything.
To see more of Daniela’s work, check out her website.
Image credits: Photographs by Daniela Edburg and used with permission.