Posts Tagged ‘surreal’

Surreal Miniature Worlds That Will Make You Look Twice

Upon first glance, photographer Frank Kunert‘s photographs may look like they show pretty ordinary places. Look a little closer, however, and you’ll start to notice that each one has something wrong about it, and that none of the scenes would actually exist in the real world. They’re actually miniature scenes that are meticulously built by hand!
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How to Photograph a Flock of Phones

Award winning Korean photo studio Indylab shot this award winning advertisement without the aid of computer generated imagery. Instead, they manually tossed and photographed phones one at a time, and then composited all the images afterward.
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Portraits Blended with Photos of Nature

New York-based artist Matt Wisniewski creates digital collages by blending fashion and nature photographs together into surreal images. The images remind us of photographer Dan Mountford’s double exposure photographs, except Wisniewski uses digital manipulation rather than in-camera trickery.
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A Surreal Inception-esque Photo of NYC

This photograph by Jimmay Bones, titled “Eye of the City“, shows a mirrored cityscape of New York City. It’s neat how the Empire State Building is connected to itself, transformed into a giant pillar holding up the “sky”. The photo reminds us of Simon Gardiner’s vortograph of the Champs-Élysées that we shared recently.

You can find a higher-res version of this image here.

Eye of the City (via WE AND THE COLOR)


Image credit: Photograph by Jimmay Bones and used with permission

Epic Portraits Done with Light Painting

Photographer Dennis Calvert creates amazing light painting portraits that look more like video game illustrations than photographs.
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A Surreal World Seen Through Puddles

Pavement Trees” is a series of photographs by wedding photographer Ingrid Nelson that captures a surreal glimpse of the world through puddles in a parking lot.
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Combine Multiple Photos Using HDR Software for Surreal Results

Flickr user Paul Little creates surreal images he calls “HDR Mixes” by combining different photographs with the help of HDR software. While you’re normally supposed to feed the program multiple versions of the same photo (which are bracketed), with HDR Mixes you use two photos of the same scene and a third that’s completely unrelated.
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Surreal Double Exposure Photographs Created Entirely In-Camera

“Double Exposure” is a series of surreal photos by Dan Mountford creating by exposing single frames of film twice. While they look like photo-manipulations done with fancy image editing programs, Mountford relies on fancy camerawork for the images, leaving only the color additions/modifications to post-processing.
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Tourist Photographs of Famous Locations Combined into Surreal Images

For her series entitled “Photo Opportunities“, photographer Corinne Vionnet gathered hundreds of photographs taken by tourists at famous locations and combined them by layering them together, creating surreal views of places we’ve all seen before in photographs.
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Beautiful Chapel in Poland Captured in an HDR Time-Lapse Video

Patryk Kizny created this short HDR time-lapse film titled “The Chapel” that explores the inside of a Protestant chapel located in Zeliszów, Poland built in 1797. The HDR imagery gives the video a eerily beautiful surreal look that makes the video look like it came from a video game.
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