French graphic designer and photographer Seb Janiak has created this series by layering numerous photos and editing them with a method he calls “digital matte painting”.
“The Kingdom takes its inspiration from the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the Bardo Thodol. Its main theme is the duality faced by man since his creation, expressed in terms of a struggle between light and nothingness.” says Janiak.
Slovakian photographer Ondrej Pakan captures these macro photographs of insects wet in morning dew.
Canadian photographer Todd Mclellan captures old relics of our past and modern daily items in its dismantled form. His work delineates the astounding intricacies and craft of these mechanical objects.
Sally Mann was born in Lexington, Virginia and is one of America’s most renowned photographers. Mann says “Photography has been used as an agent for cultural formation for a long time, I think, particularly as part of the postmodernist movement, but I want to use it more as a sort of spiritual and emotional inquiry, to establish photography’s connection to our lives in a meaningful way…. I’m trying to insert some affection into what I see as a rather passionless art world.”
Spanish photographer Dionisio González has re-imagined the very poor suburbs of Brazil, creating a new notion of shantytowns by fusing the existing infrastructure with modern and fantastical architecture. These imaginary favelas are pure digital manipulation that the artist creates from scratch.
Brazilian artist Lucas Chimello Simões creates these cut-outs by stacking dozens of layers of the same photo and then cut some parts out.
Suhari Minggu Ningsih photographer is based in Banjarmasin, Indonesia, and most of her selection specifies an attraction with her native area.
San Francisco based artist Andy Diaz Hope transfers photographs onto elaborate grids of gel caplets.
“Andy Diaz Hope deconstructs his own digital photographs and painstakingly reassembles the original image in a mosaic of gelatin pill capsules, each containing small portions from several original prints. As a continuation of his Morning After Portraits series, Diaz Hope has turned his lens on the hidden landscapes of drug culture—from high school hideaways to psychiatric institutions.”
German photographer Hans Silvester documents the extraordinary body painting of the Surma and Mursi peoples of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan.
“The Surma and Mursi tribes are body painters. They paint their bodies with natural pigments made from the earth. They paint themselves and each other in a tradition that has remained unchanged for millenia. They use their bodies as canvases, painting their skin with pigments made from powdered volcanic rock and adorning themselves with materials obtained from flowers, leaves, grasses, shells and animal horns.”
Erik Johansson is a young talented artist from Sweden and is currently living in Berlin. Johansson creates remarkable images by digitally modifying photographs that he took himself.
He says “I work mostly with personal- and commissioned projects. For me photography is just a way to collect material to realize the ideas in my mind. I get inspired by things around me in my daily life and all kinds of things I see. Every new project is a new challenge and my goal is to realize them as realistic as possible.”
Berlin-based photographer Stephanie Jung finished her studies in Visual Communications, where she discovered her passion for experimental photography. She captures the vibrant and chaotic mood of the places she visits.