Posts Tagged ‘surreal’

Invisible: Laura Williams Talks About Her Surreal Self-Portrait that Went Viral

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Surreal self-portraits from young photographers are nothing new. In fact, one could say there are almost too many of them out there. But that makes it that much more impressive when a young photog breaks out of the pack and catches the attention of the masses.

That’s exactly what 18-year-old photographer and college student Laura Williams did with her viral self-portrait series ‘Invisible.’ Read more…

The Entrancing and Surreal Self-Portraiture of Kyle Thompson

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There are selfies, and then there are self-portraits. Make no mistake, these are two very different things, in the same way that a photograph differentiates itself from a snapshot. So while the word ‘selfie’ might be in the midst of experiencing its 15 minutes of fame, it would be an injustice to call photographer Kyle Thompson‘s gripping self-portraits ‘selfies.’ Read more…

Catch is a Creative Stop Motion Short that Was Captured Entirely on Google Glass

We’re not entirely sure if this is the first of its kind, but this surreal stop motion animation is definitely the first we’ve run into that was shot entirely on Google Glass. Yep folks, the future is here, and it’s reaching into the past for its animation techniques. Read more…

Photog Uses Face Paint to Create Stunning Portraits that Look Two-Dimensional

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The 2D or Not 2D series isn’t the first time Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov has dabbled in painting his models faces and taking striking portraits of the results. His Weird Beauty series got quite popular, with black and white designs jumping out at you from the faces of his made-up models.

2D or Not 2D, however, is different — and not just because he used color this time. It’s different because the point of each photo is to trick your mind into thinking you’re looking at a two-dimensional painting. Read more…

Beautiful and Disorienting Photographs of Reflections on Sandy Beaches

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Back in June, New York City-based photographer Htet T San visited a number of beaches around The Big Apple, mainly on Coney Island and at Brighton Beach. Her goal was to capture the concept of “the complete nothingness” through reflections of beachgoers seen in the wet sands. The resulting images form a series she calls “The Frail Second.”
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Tutorial: Creating a Surreal, Conceptual Photo Using ‘Zone Lighting’

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In this tutorial I’d like to demonstrate that you don’t need expensive studio flashes to create a complex scene with subtle lighting. I haven’t yet seen anyone else do this quite the same way and there doesn’t seem to be a name for it, so I named the process “zone lighting”, a form of exposure blending by dividing the scene in different zones. But let’s start with a little bit of background about the project and its concept.
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Beautiful Concept Photos by NYC Fine Art Photographer Ben Zank

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Benjamin Zank is a young fine art photographer based in New York City. He caught the photography bug a few years ago, at the age of 18, after picking up a Pentax ME Super 35mm film SLR from the attic of his grandmother’s house, and has been creating incredible concept images ever since.
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Photographs of Outdoor Trees Framed by Giant White Canvases

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For his project titled “Tree,” South Korean photographer Myoung Ho Lee found solitary trees out in nature and then erected giant white canvas backdrops behind them. He then created photos showing the trees surrounded by artificial boxes in their natural surroundings.
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Photographer Zack Seckler’s Conceptual Photos with a Dash of Quirky Humor

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Pay a visit to photographer Zack Seckler’s website, and you’ll find “Humor” as a category next to “Lifestyle,” “Landscape,” and “Personal.” The images in the collection are like miniature jokes in the form of pixels: each one is a strange and quirky scene manufactured by Seckler to make you think and smile.
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Bodyscapes: Creating Landscape Photos With the Human Body

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Carl Warner isn’t your typical landscape photographer. Where most would take to the outdoors, the London-based photog creates landscapes in his studio. Previously, we shared his surreal photo series Foodscapes: landscapes created using all manner of edible products.

His most recent project is a departure from his work with food, and perhaps posed an even greater challenge. Dubbed “Bodyscapes,” the series turns the ridges, hills and valleys of one or more human bodies into strange and surreal landscape photos. Read more…