Some parts of the world has its unfair share of beautiful landscape, one of them is Iceland. the combination of breathtaking landscape and a highly talented photographer has produced these devastatingly stunning landscapes. It’s not easy to take these kind of shots but Snorri Gunnarsson, a photographer based in Iceland, make it seem easy.
Shelby Robinson is a conceptual artist who’s currently addicted to photography. Like most addictions, it has taken over her life, albeit in a good way. According to her, anyone can take a photograph but not many could create art from it. Her digitally manipulated images allows the viewer his or her own interpretation of what’s taking place in the picture.
Dutch photographer Adrian Sommeling can tell a story with one click. He started mucking around with a camera just February of last year and hasn’t looked back since. According to him, photography opens your eyes to stuff around you. It has certainly made a big impact on his life. His main inspiration comes from life, and his son.
Mohammad Kheirkhah is a multi-award winning photographer based in California. His career started from a borrowed camera. He started as a local newsboy and worked his way up. Eventually, he became a photographer for BBC Worldwide Service and then for United Press International. His Photos give us a rare glimpse of the Muslim faith.
Malte Pietschmann is a photographer from Berlin, Germany. His brilliant black and white portraits are slowly gaining recognition from art critics and advertisers alike. His shots are both visually engaging as they are full of unspoken emotion.
Christophe Huet’d masterful digital manipulations make him a favorite among advertising companies. His work is a perfect fusion between old-school photography and digital created composites. Somehow, he melts the thin barrier between reality and his own tortured imagination resulting in viscerally surreal images.
Kevin Peterson’s series “Graffiti Girls” highlights the contrast between the innocent and the jaded. The subject of his paintings are innocent young girls, some barely out of babyhood, posing against a backdrop of graffiti. He was quoted saying: ” Each (painting) contain the contrast of the untainted, young and innocent against a backdrop of a worn, ragged, and defiled world.” Kevin works with oil on canvas, panel, and corrugated metal.
Veronika Kalacheva is a Moscow artist and illustrator whose specialty is watercolor. Her work appears in numerous magazines, editorials and books. Watercolor may be considered by some artists as a child’s medium, but in Veronica’s hands, the characters come alive. The illustration above is from a novel by E.L. Konigsburg: “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler”. The Russian translation of which is beautifully illustrated by Veronika.
Justyna Kopania is an artist through and through. She can’t imagine existing without her art, her imagination, and her inspirations. Her work expresses a certain kind of truth with sincerity. It is because of this that most of those who patronize her work find themselves in her paintings. She prefers using oils on huge canvasses
Philippe Ramette has, apparently, failed his Physics class repeatedly. This guy doesn’t seem to know up from down. These impossible images were taken in collaboration with Marc Domage. No digital manipulation was involved, just old-school special effects with harnesses and hidden metal supports.