Sebastian Magnani took a great deal of pictures of dogs and their humans in a a series he called “Underdog”. Not surprisingly, most of the dogs resemble their owners, or maybe vice versa. All it took was a little bit of clever digital manipulation, a couple of wigs, and viola: a human-canine look-alike. I must admit, I’m partial to the canine versions – probably because they’re fluffier. When asked about the project, Sebastoian said: “It is undisputed that the canines not only stir emotions and interest, but also our inner most needs. Dogs are considered loyal, selfless, trustworthy, life saving, fun and proud companions in a world where these values are gradually disappearing.“
Beth Galton is a New York-based food photographer. She recently teamed up with food stylist Charlotte Omnès to create these luscious series of halved food. Beth kept digital manipulation to a bare minimum relying instead on a couple of tricks like gelatin and food coloring as well as strobes to freeze the frames. The whole series was inspired by a burrito cut in half. Beth said: “Normally for a job, we photograph the surface of food, occasionally taking a bite or a piece out but rarely the cross section of a finished dish.”
British photographer Caulton Morris is not a fan of digital manipulation, nor is he fond of standing on his feet. His series entitled ‘Upside’ is in no way digitally altered to make it look like he’s doing a headstand in some of the most uncomfortable locations. He really is doing a headstand in the toilet, a brick wall, a canoe, a cobbled street, a bathtub, and on tufts of grass. He usually takes them himself with a 10-second self-timer.
Joerg Litschko is a digital artist based in Germany whose trademark is variety. As a child, he started drawing with pen and paper and worked his way up to digital media. His work may at times be subtle, the colors dull and muted. There are also times when the explosion of color is enough to take your breath away. Joerg’s skill in capturing the viewer’s eye has led him to design numerous ads for gadgets, anti-alcohol campaigns, perfumes, and many more.
MichaelO is the self-proclaimed Stephen King of the digital art world. Both artists have certainly created wonderful fact-based fiction. MichaelO’s style is best described as “photo-manipulation on steroids”. He combines unique Photoshop techniques and digital painting. Michael takes an ordinary digital image, mostly of women, and turns them into fantastic creatures of the imagination. From vengeful angels to sexy androids to hot bonsai trees.