Flora Borsi is a 20-year-old Hungarian photographer whose creativity is making waves on the web. She has been dabbling in digital manipulation since 2004, but her photography didn’t really take off until 2007. In 2008, she won a ‘half-professional’ (her words, not mine) camera on a photo contest. She has been using it ever since. Her work features cleverly manipulated images. One of my favorites is a series which openly mocks the tools and features found in Photoshop. She also has a series called Real Life Models where she created a digital image of what she imagines the models of famous paintings look like. The paintings she happens to pick out belong to Picasso, Rudolf Hausner, and Kees van Dongen; so you can just picture out how her ‘imagined’ models turned out.
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.