Drifting Away: Erik Johansson [BTS]

I’ve been a fan of the fantastic composite work of Erik Johansson for years. His concepts are consistently interesting and his technical skills are absolutely superb. In this wonderful behind the scenes video, we get to see the making of Drifting Away, a 100-plus layer composite image that features a sunlit farm floating inside a bottle on […]

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Kouichi Chiba

The Magical World of Kouichi Chiba

We have all seen different series of photographs with toys or small figures inserted into our larger world. Japanese photographer, Kouichi Chiba has a different take on this popular phenomenon in photography. Rather than using toys, he creates his own illustrations on paper, cuts them out, and places them around his neighborhood. The world we usually […]

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Double Vision: Christoffer Relander

Making composite images is something many photographers do every day. But, before Photoshop and digital cameras, if you wanted to combine multiple images into one, you either had to do it in-camera by manually winding the film back, or, if you are Jerry Uelsmann, in the darkroom using multiple negatives on multiple enlargers. Doing it […]

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Tommy Ingberg

Five For Friday #10

“Because of their courage, their lack of fear, they (creative people) are willing to make silly mistakes. The truly creative person is one who can think crazy; such a person knows full well that many of his great ideas will prove to be worthless. The creative person is flexible; he is able to change as […]

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Paradigm - Jaime Ibarra

Paradigm Shift – Jaime Ibarra

Jaime Ibarra may just be one of the most talented photographers you’ve never heard of. Yet, over the last couple of years, the Spanish-born, Aussie-raised, Austin-based photographer has developed a near rabid following on the venerable portfolio site Deviant Art, with views of his images regularly in the tens of thousands. One of his newest […]

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Going His Own Way: Lyndon Wade

Cinematic. Exaggerated. Over-the top. These are just a few of the ways you could to describe the work of Lyndon Wade. His sometimes outlandish photographs are like movie sets and you wonder what the next scene will be. Though his style ranges from slick corporate advertising images, to surrealistic multi-image composites, they all tell a […]

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Jerry Uelsmann

Between Worlds: Jerry Uelsmann

Jerry Uelsmann is a creator of worlds. For more than 40 years, he has played the role of both artist and engineer in the darkroom. Once a pioneer, now a modern day master, Uelsmann employs as many as seven enlargers to deftly combine negative after negative into a single dramatic image. “I’m a huge believer […]

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