Luigi Gallo was near Napoli, Italy in 1993. He studied at “Europa” Institute and got a diploma in graphic design. He’s currently into digital imaging and photo manipulation and his surreal composites have created quite a stir in the web. His subjects are mostly fantastic landscapes presented in a surrealistic. Steampunk loudspeakers, flying islands, Atlantis, and a floating ship-farm are just some of stuff you’ll see in his landscapes. He signs his work with “Gallus”.
Stephen Emerson was born in Northern Ireland. I suppose it helps that he can point his camera pretty much anywhere and get a great shot. Nevertheless, a lousy photographer still won’t be able to capture these landscapes with the same brilliance. Stephen likes to “experiment with different ways of creating an image to give it a air of mystery”. His loves shooting at dusk and at night to create a dramatic mood.
Xu Jing’s is a Chinese photographer who takes such great pictures of snow-laden trees, they almost look fake. Rest assured that the trees are real and in no way digitally altered to look like they have icicles for leaves. Jing chooses his shots well and has captured quite a few breath-taking winter landscapes. Anuo is his nom de guerre in the art world.
Dave Morrow is a photographer first, and a teacher second. He travels the world looking for that perfect shot. His impressive portfolio includes landscapes, cityscapes, and nightscapes. His shots of the night sky in particular, are quite impressive. He has even published a tutorial for the aspiring enthusiast. A hefty bit of the credit for the excellent quality of his star photos goes to Dave’s post processing technique, but it a great camera and the best digital editing software won’t get you anywhere if you simply don’t have the talent to recognize and take a great shot when you see it.
Michael Zavros is an Australian printer and painter whose work has already won several prestigious awards including the The Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, the Kedumba Prize, and the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award. He also won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2010. He has a bit of a passion with horses as evident in his work which features equine hints here and there. Unicorns, centaurs, and racehorses are but a few of his subjects. He also creates surreal landscapes and animal portraits from time to time.
Hans Findling got into photography in 2010. His started taking pictures with his first camera, a Canon EOS 450D. He has quite an impressive collection of landscapes. Hans puts dramatic angles, mist, and natural lighting to good use. The quality of his shots is that of a professional’s. We can expect more great photos from this talented 16-year old kid in the years to come.
Marcin Sobas is a Polish photographer who has a unique approach to landscape photography. Instead of wide angles, Marcin uses a telephoto zoom lens making his shots appear immense in scope. His inspirations are his family, travel, exploration of beautiful places, and life in general. According to him: “A picture needs to have a story in itself. Only then a photographer can pass to the audience something great. ”
Unlike most big-shot photographers out there, Alexandre Deschaumes is self-taught. It’s not enough for him to just climb a mountain, set up his equipment and take the shot. A true artist, he tries to get a ‘feel’ of the landscape he’s capturing on film before actually taking aim with the lens. The results as you can see, are nothing short of breathtaking.