This body of work is, to some extent, an alternative version or a continuation of the portfolio “Palette of Fantasies” presented to this contest as well. Therefore, it is possible to treat both portfolios in a similar way.
Inspiration for this series she got from her own life and situations that was in at that moment. This series is about life, searching for the right path in your life, the obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goal.
There is evidence to suggest that our world and everything in it-from snowflakes to maple trees to falling stars and spinning electrons-are also only ghostly images, projections from a level of reality so beyond our own it is literally beyond both space and time.
Mikhail Batrak is a Ukrainian artist whose work examines the relationship between perception, Surrealism and empiricism. His creative process involves taking photographs with a digital camera and manipulating the results using computer software, combining disparate elements to create unexpected hybrid images.
Telling stories is a part of our fine art photography project based on surrealistic imagery. Our new series titled “My Hearth is An Animal” brings elaborate compositions combining human and animal elements.
Photo manipulation is a mix of photography and graphic design. Combining lot of elements and create an unique image. It requires lot of creative skills, is a great source for inspiration and its always great fun and joy when you work on particular concept.
Marcel van Balken is a self-taught photographer from the Netherlands for about 40 years. His photography has been published all over the world in photo magazines & books, on calendars, on television and the internet.
Born in 1984 (by fate, being born on World Photography Day), Nádia Maria is a Brazilian photographer based in Bauru, São Paulo, Over the years she explored photography, and has studied at Senac school in Brazil.
Erik Johansson is a photographer and retoucher from Sweden based in Prague, Czech Republic and Sweden. He is working on both personal and commissioned projects with clients all around the world. Erik doesn’t capture moments, he captures ideas.
The next ten years I photographed myself and my friends growing into adults. When I turned 16 I got my first DSLR and started taking more professional portraits too. This led the way to more abstract photography, but I never stopped documenting my life.
I define myself as a storyteller. I tell stories through whimsical, surreal images. Everytime I create an image in relation to a feeling, thought or situation, a burden has been lifted off my shoulders, my soul smiles.
After the birth of my idea, I start with the preparations. This can take a long time to complete. It begins with the creation of the backdrop and the costumes and ends with consideration which facial expression I want to see on my model.
John’s profession is IT, his passion is photography. Photography was always important in John’s life. His father was an experienced hobby-photographer and founded at least two local photography-associations.
For me, surrealism is about trying to explain something abstract like a feeling or a thought, expressing the subconscious with a picture. For my work I use my own inner life, thoughts and feelings as seeds to my pictures.
Night is dark, lonely and uncanny, but at the same time it can be silent and peaceful. It is easy to find people looking for a light in these dark and empty places. This work explores the relationship between truth and fiction and my influences are as diverse as Jean-Luc Godard, David Lynch, Gregory Crewdson and Tom Hunter.
I used to find a good spot for an image and then be joined by some guy with better equipment than me who would prop up a carbon fibre tripod and take exactly the same photo as me. That’s not art, it’s completely boring and pointless.
Mark has had a camera in his hands since he was 8 years old. After leaving school at 18, he studied photojournalism in Sheffield, England, and then went on to work for many of the national daily newspapers in London
My shooting style is very spontaneous. Very rarely do I plan anything out, and it’s the element of surprise and discovery that drives me forward. While I do enjoy traveling distances to obtain my shots,
The figure of the idol has a mesmerizing and seductive power. The admiring crowd raises him or her to a higher rank, and turns the idol into an object of worship and contemplation. The Idol series shows the special relationship between these two parties, and focuses on its passionate and destructive nature.
DreamWorld began one long, sleepless night while I tossed and turned with the frequent insomnia I struggle with. As I lay there not sleeping, I had a vision of a magical person in charge of sleep and dreams and as I continued to not sleep, more characters came to me.
A series of silhouettes of preserved animals. While many of these creatures are over forty years old, their bodies are still perfectly intact. Humans have managed to stop the process of decay and preserve bodies long after there is no longer life on the inside.
Fantasy is my drug. The world today is so grey and sad, and fantasy is the only thing that makes me see something different and good. It can also make people more optimistic. How could the world have evolved without fantasy?