From time to time we get to find some really awesome introspective photographs. Romanian photographer comes up with remarkable images through photography and photomanipulation. Check it out! Here you can see some of her top quality images. These are very tasteful, beautiful compositions. These definitely make you crave some stargazing. For more of Felicia's work, please visit her portfolio at DeviantART and her page at Facebook. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) What the day told the night Blue Horizon My youth dreams, tangled between old trees My shadows and I Lights will guide you home See through autumn Shine on Steaming dreams Different shades of the same grey Chasing stars The frozen red The storm catcher Stargazing Gonna build a heaven Sometimes I like to pretend I'm a flower
I love beautiful advertising, it's all about art direction, attention to details, story telling and of course a good amount of photo-manipulation skills. The ClubMed project by Jorge Carreño + Robin de Lestrade is a great example. A simple concept of faces created by negative space and some Gestalt principles made these images really amazing. Jorge Carreño, 48, was born in Madrid, Spain. He graduated from the Ecole Supérieure Estienne in Paris and currently works as freelancer. Robin de Lestrade, 48, was born in Lyon, France. He graduated from Crear in Paris and currently works as freelance. Jorge and Robin previously worked at some of the top agencies in Paris such as TBWA, Publicis and Y&R. Over the years they worked on accounts such as BMW, Epson, Bic, Renault, Opel, Sony PlayStation, McDonald’s, Caisse d'Epargne, SNCF ( French Railways ), ClubMed, Danon, Kraft foods, Decathlon, SFR, Sagem, Bel Group, Secours populaire, la Poste, Adidas, Surfrider Foundation Europe and Radio Nova. For more information visit: https://www.behance.net/jorgeandrobin
Joana Dias also known as Shinobinaku, is a digital artist from the City of Lisbon in Portugal. She's a true passionate of her art and being in practice with her digital painting with photomanipulation. Joana likes to challenge herself and strives to surpass her previous work in her quest to obtain the experience to succeed in making a career out of something that just began as a hobby. I appreciate and embrace all kinds of art, no matter what shape it takes and once I overcame the learning curve, I knew that was exactly what I wanted to do. It granted me the freedom to create at my heart's desire. For more information about Joana Dias aka Shinobinaku, you can visit her website at Shinobinaku.com and check out her portfolio on DeviantART.
Graphic designer, Art director, Illustrator, Emeric Trahand works with a special emphasis on aesthetics, creative ideas and communication goals, with a very high attention to details. Inspired by everything, everywhere, interested and enthusiastic, he is in complete love with visual creation. To check out more of his new works visit www.stillontherun.com RENAULT 5 | Album Art CIRQUE DU SOLEIL | avec des clowns LES COOL KIDS | Personal Illustration STILL LIFE | Personal Illustration THE MAKROPOULOS CASE | For the English National Opera TWO HANDS & A FACE | Personal Illustration AT NIGHT, I DREAM OF HER | Dephcore IL EST ROI | Vinyl Cover DE LA SCIENCE FICTION | Mouaih DE LA SCIENCE FICTION | Mouaih LA TEMPETE | Album Art FERME LA | Personal Illustration FISTO | Vinyl Cover SYNECHDOCHE | Pitch pour Vivendi Universal
I present to you another awesome case study, this time it's an artwork from the young Irish designer/illustrator Jonathan Wong. One of his great pieces which was his submission for Evoke's XVII Exhibition is now broke down in steps so you can see how it' was done, enjoy! For more from Jonathan Wong visit artofwong.com Case Study Final Result
This is a new style that I am seeing a lot lately and it's so amazing to see what different artists come up with, the mix of a person with 3d and lights it's just unbelievable work, I made a small selection but it's the most amazing graphic samples I could find to fulfill your inspirations, enjoy! To find out more about the artist who created the image, just click on the image and it will take you to his page.
Photo Manipulations are always very interesting to watch because - and that's what is important - they give a realistic view of an unreal picture. Erik Johansson, a 23-year-old computer engineering student, from sweden has a sense for good ideas for manipulations. 1. First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide abduzeedo.com with this interview. Please tell us more about your art and design background and what made you become an artist and designer? I am studying computer engineering and right now I am studying my masters program in Interaction Design. It is about how to interact with the user and make computers more user friendly. It does not have much to do with me photographing, that is something I discovered later. I got my first digital camera when I turned 15, I did some changes to the photos and thought it was fun. But I really started in 2007 when I bought my first SLR camera. That is when I started to do some serious photo manipulations. 2. Your manipulations are pretty unique and full of creativity. Where does your inspiration come from? How do you come up with the ideas? That is a hard question because I can't really tell. The inspiration is everywhere in the daily life, but I also look a lot at photos and drawings on the web. I think the most important thing is to make a note of every idea, otherwise it will might be gone in a few seconds. 3. Could you describe for us your typical 'start to finish' workflow when working on a design? I always have a sketch of the final idea. But it always end up different, in a good way mostly. When I have come up with an idea I try to find good spots to use for the photos and then it's time for the photoshopping. The time it takes differ, but somewhere between 10 - 20 hours for each photo. 4. What are your tools of the trade, both hardware and software? My camera is a Canon eos 40d mostly used with the Canon 17-40/4L. The computer I use has a Intel i7 processor, 6 gb ram and a Asus Radion 4850, the monitor I use is a Eizo 22". For the software part I use Vista 64-bit and Photoshop cs4, no 3d-software. 5. What, for you personally are the pros and cons of being a designer? It's hard to always be creative, but it is a creative job. 6. How does your job as an artist and designer influence your life? Do you feel that you see things around you differently for example? Yes, sometimes I get stuck in thinking about what kind of ideas I could do with the things I see around me. But I have learned to relax more now. 7. What are your coming projects? The future will tell, but I might need a fish in one of the projects. I also have an idea about streetlights that I probably will realize soon. 8. What are your favourite 5 websites, and why? Tricky question. Fotosidan.se - a swedish photo community Moderskeppet.se - a swedish photoshop website Deviantart.com - good for inspiration Worth1000.com - good for inspiration smhi.se - the swedish weather service, important to see if it's photo or photoshop weather (-: 9. Once again , thank you very much for the interview. As a final word, do you have any tips for upcoming artists and designers? Trying is a good way of learning, that is how I have learned most of the things I know. Thank you too. Where to find Erik Johansson on the web www.alltelleringet.com/ - Personal website http://www.fotosidan.se/..../98073 - His profile in a swedish community More work of this artist
For me, one of the coolest things to do with Photoshop is crazy, bizarre photomanipulation. Joining a monkey's head to a human body can be tricky, but that's no problem to Human Descent, a great "digital geneticist". Some of these are so real that one can almost say it's the true thing... that's only because this dude make one hell of a job making these. For more of his manips, just make a visit to his Flickr photostream. You'll have fun for sure! Cheers! ;)
This time, we have a very special interview. Joan Charmant is a software engineer who started doing photo manipulation very good. In this interview he explains us how he works on these and we show you the images he used in her files. Enjoy 1. First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide abduzeedo.com with this interview. Please tell us more about your art and design background and what made you become an artist and designer? Thanks to you for the interview. Sorry it took such a long time for me to deliver. I have no academic background in art. My dayjob is software engineer. I started photo montage in 2004, when I stumbled upon UFO pictures and wanted to see how hard it would have been to fake. While looking for tutorials I found the website Worth1000.com and I started to spend days and nights entering contests there. It took a lot of trial and error and a fair ammount of constructive criticism from other members, until I could be happy with some of my images. 2. Your work is pretty unique and full of creativity. Where does your inspiration come from? Thanks :-) I'm fascinated by a lot of things, nature, technology, science, cultures differences... I'll compulsively look for reference books everytime I stumble upon a area unknown to me. The consequence is that when I design an image, I will often make connections between remote concepts and come up with (hopefully) something fresh or bizarre. I will try to mix constrasting ideas and feelings. I like to apply a domain-specific logic to think about something completely unrelated. Material used in this picture Material used in this picture Material used in this picture 3. Could you describe for us your typical 'start to finish' workflow when working on a photo manipulation? First I get some sort of insight. An interesting concept, a funny thought, anything... Then I try to push and stretch the concept in various directions, removing everything not conveying the core idea along the way. (This is my favorite step :D) At one point, I'll have a bare bone idea that should be interesting in itself. Then starts the image hunt for the main subject. (several -boring- hours) I will collect various set of images to account for perspective coherence. (you can fake everything but not perspective) I may do low res tryouts to assess pictures matches. Once I'm confident with the images I have, I will start the blending. Smaller parts can be added afterwards with lesser quality images. Blending the main part will generally give me some time to think about the concept a bit more. I write down whatever potential nice additions comes to my mind during that process. When the image structure is almost finished and I'm adding small bits, I need to take a step back and have a fresh look.. When I'm done with structure and local color adjustments, I'll generally apply overall adjustment and enhancing. At that point I consider the final image as a photography and try to simply make it look pleasant to the eye. It ties things together and make the image pops. 4. What are your tools of the trade, both hardware and software? I have a fairly standard setup : - PC under Windows, Photoshop CS2. - Optical mouse, no wacom, one 19" screen. - 2GB of RAM but I only use them when the picture involve faery powder :-) I almost never shoot sources myself. 5. What, for you personnaly are the pros of designing in contrary to your dayjob in software engineering ? The most gratifying thing is when you know you provoked warm or strange feelings to your audience. In software we design complex systems from the ground up to build something new... Creating a graphic scene is essentially the same process for me, except that the end result is not aimed at your pragmatic skills, but directly at your imagination. Telling a story with a bunch of pixels is really an efficient way to communicate. Material used in this picture Material used in this picture Material used in this picture 6. What are your favourite 5 websites, and why? - Worth1000 (www.worth1000.com) : Where I learnt everything. - Charles Krebs Gallery (http://www.krebsmicro.com/) : Probably the best microscopy photographer on the internet... - Atmospheric Optics (http://www.atoptics.co.uk) : Nature can be such a beauty. - Astronomy Pic of the Day (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/) : Daily dose of wonders. - Chris Gilbert Gallery (http://www.christophegilbert.com/) : Some fantastically disturbing montages from a pro. Love it. 7. Once again , thank you very much for the interview. As a final word, do you have any tips for upcoming artists and designers? - Fix reality in your sources whenever you have to. Don't say "It was already weird in the original". - If in doubt, it's better to mask too much than not enough. - Try to avoid foreground objects coming straight from an edge. - If you can provoke the same emotion with less elements, it will have more impact. Thank you ! for more manipulations watch his website JoanCharmant.com Material used in this picture Material used in this picture Material used in this picture Material used in this picture