List/Grid Tag Archives: Composite Photos

Perfect Match – Readers Matching Book Covers to Their Bodies

Once Emily Pullen, a worker of Skylight Books in Los Angeles, was having fun while taking pictures with books matching to her and her co-workers bodies around the store. Later on she realized that this creative time-wasting has endless possibilities which other people could enjoy too. That’s how her blog was created. Pullen not only posts herself holding books but invites anyone around the world to contribute to her collection. 

Surreal Monochromatic Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Surreal photo manipulations by Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak are dreamy and odd. Monochrome style picked by artist enhances the power of the composite images. They feel like illustrations to a fantasy story or shots from a mysterious movie. “I prefer square frames and black and white pictures but I don’t shun colors. In my photo-manipulative works I seek mood, joke, and universal symbols which can make the viewer contemplate or laugh.” – says Klimczak.

Time Traveling Photographer Chino Otsuka

Japanese visual artist  Chino Otsuka, living in London, UK, travels in time as she combines her childhood photos with present images of herself. Otsuka’s series “Imagine Finding Me” combines digital compositions from various countries during different years of artist’s life. The images are manipulated in a way the viewer can really believe they were not retouched.  “The digital process becomes a tool, almost like a time machine, as I’m embarking on the journey to where I once belonged and at the same time becoming a tourist in my own history.” – says Otsuka. How would it be to travel in time and… Read more »

25 Incredibly Colorized Historical Photographs

A brilliant artistic trend of photo-manipulation has broken to changes our perception of history dramatically. Colorizing historic photographs from the late 1800′s and early 1900′s changes their appearance from something historic and different, into a scene from today. The colorful image of Albert Einstein sitting beside the water gives us an entire new perspective on the genius. He goes from a brilliant historic relic, into a living brilliance of our era. The colorized photograph of Audrey Hepburn transforms our thoughts of beauty. Historic events move forward decades, or even a full century, by the addition of color carefully planned and… Read more »

Bizarre Photo-Manipulations by Caras Ionut

Romanian artist Caras Ionut, creates surreal world blending everyday reality with dreams. Compositions, full of dull lights and tones, brings a viewer into his strange imagination, which easily could be illustrations to a story book. Ionut about his work: “Most people when considering dreams would think of good positive dreams, and I like to think I capture that in my work. I also seem to visit the darker side of what people may see in dreams, not necessarily what one would see as negative, but possibly a dream that one could not quite understand or [from which one] may feel alone”…. Read more »

Aerial and Fashion Photography by Joseph Ford

English photographer Joseph Ford in collaboration with  Almut Vogel from Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin created incredible series of photos combining aerial photography and fashion. Composite images are created out of the aerial landscapes, taken in Morocco, Sicily, Sardinia and Mauritius continued with shots of clothes by Missoni, Boss, Kenzo, APC, Herno, Woolrich, Swatch and others. Blending textures and perspectives of two totally different entities Ford created his own unique presentation of aerial and fashion photography.

Interactive Photos of New York City Then and Now

Paul Sahner, after moving to New York 9 years ago and taking many of various photos and videos around the city, decided to blog about it. His website NYC Grid explores the neighborhoods “street by street and block by block.” “I will attempt to document anything of interest, be it architectural, cultural, or just a good place to get a burrito,” – Sahner says. The website gives an idea not only on the modern side of the metropolis but compares identical locations from the old times with nowadays in the Before and After section. The best part of the history flashback is the interactive… Read more »

Capturing the Transition Through Time in Single Magnificent Shots

Singapore-based artist Fong Qi Wei  found his own way to break out the limits of a single shot in time photography. His Time is a dimension series of various  landscapes was produced from sequences of shots done within 2-4 hours mostly at sunrise or sunset hours when the sky color changes dramatically.  The basic structure of a landscape is present in every piece. But each panel or concentric layer shows a different slice of time, which is related to the adjacent panel/layer. The transition from daytime to night is gradual and noticeable in every piece, but would not be something you expect to see… Read more »

Glowing Day To Night Series by Stephen Wilkes

Stephen Wilkes‘ art and photography has been highly recognized around the world during past few decades. He’s been honored with numerous awards as well as appeared in many known magazines such as Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, Time, Life Magazine, and The New York Times Magazine. Wilkes’ series Day and Night is a mesmerizing collection of the perfectly captured images from dawn till dark. The artist blended thirty to fifty shots to create the energetic flow of the city. The photographs came out stunning and full of details, inviting the viewer pause and take a closer look. Coney Island   Union Square,… Read more »

Know Where You Stand – Connecting the Past with the Present

Self-taught American artist Seth Taras, one of Luerzer’s Archive’s 200 Best Photographers Worldwide,  made an impressive set of photographs connecting the past with nowadays. The project is called “Know where you stand” and was done for the History Channel brand campaign. Taras traveled around the world taking pictures of historically significant places from the same angle as the original image was taken. The only alteration he made to the shots afterwards was blending. “Know where you stand” got Cannes Lion award as well as has been translated into 30 languages and published in 130 countries.

Picture of the Day: Manhattan Now and Then

Ever wondered how New York used to look like before it was a city? The Manhatta project through 1999 – 2009 discovered that one of the world’s most build-up cities once used to be very rich in terms of landscapes and wildlife community  for thousands of years before Europeans arrived on the scene in 1609. The Welikia Project (2010 – 2013) goes beyond Manahattan to encompass the entire city, discover its original ecology and compare it to what we have today; they give a chance to anyone to walk in past through the map on their website. The Welikia Project also includes… Read more »

Photo-Blends of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Present Day

Photographer Shawn Clover created a set of composite photographs of San Francisco, California, blending pictures from the 1906 earthquake that hit the city, with present day images. Clover collected archival photos of the earthquake’s aftermath. He then replicated the photos himself, down to the location, camera position and focal length, then the rest of the task involved high Photoshop  skills. After looking at the stunning results, it’s hard to imagine today that 106 years ago, much of the city we know now was a broken wasteland of rubble. The 1906 earthquake, and its subsequent fires, destroyed much of San Francisco and killed thousands. The work… Read more »

NYC Skyline Over the Years (1876-2013)

This great photographic composition highlights the changes underwent to the New York City skyline in the past 137 years, the Manhattan city-scape is often hailed as having one of the greatest skylines in the world (other candidates include Hong Kong, Chicago and Singapore) and it’s interesting to see how it once looked back in the late 1800′s. From the city’s early immigration days, passing through the era of the Great Depression, then the old World Trade Center twin towers (where the 9/11 memorial is now located) and ending up in 2013 with the new One World Trade Center joining the silhouette… Read more »

Brilliant Time-Travel Photography of Europe’s World War Era by Sergey Larenkov

Celebrating this year’s anniversary of the end of World War II, we feature the work of amateur Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov. He collected old pictures of several European cities which suffered the heaviest fighting during the great war, then spent 12 months painstakingly travelling to Paris, , Berlin, Moscow, Leningrad (now St Petersburg) and Prague and others to re-create the ‘today’ shots before carefully merging the old and new scenes together using Photoshop on his computer. “During the Second World War, my grandparents stayed in blockaded Leningrad and protected their city from the enemy. I started collecting old postcards and photos about ten years ago”… Read more »

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