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Johan Thörnqvist takes simple photos with his camera phone, reduces the contrast and then illustrates crazy little characters on top. The blend of washed out photo and quirky goings on are pure magic! Some of the contraptions draw comparisons to the work of William Heath Robinson.
Source: [Johan Thörnqvist]
I just discovered Sergey Larenkov and he is extremely talented and incredibly patient.
The basics of what he does is research old photos from historic moments, visit where the picture was taken, and retake the modern day equivalent. He then merges the two together seamlessly.
I find them quite haunting yet incredibly poignient. It reminds us not to take for granted what so many others suffered for.
I’m quiete enjoying this challenge. Plus it doesnt take long at all! Maybe I’ll start using my own images though. I feel bad using images I dont have permission to use.
- Go to “Wikipedia“.
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
- Go to “Random Quotations“.
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
- Go to flickr and click on “Explore the Last Seven Days“.
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
- Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.
Remember a CD Jewel case front cover dimensions are 11.99cm x 11.99cm
I remember this challenge did the rounds on Facebook a few years ago and at the time I had a couple of medium-successful attempts.
I saw this photo by Ed Ou of the NY Times today. A fantastic freeze frame of the trouble in Cairo. An image of absolute carnage but with a single female figure in the centre who brings an almost eerie feeling for a single second of peace until the eye wanders to another masked figure hurling a projectile.
With the two very different depths in this photo I felt I should try a Tilt-Shift effect to further highlight the centre of the photo.
You can’t beat the original photo but I feel this effect adds something to the overall ‘feel’.
Source: [Original Photo]
Photo Credit: Ed Ou
I just got back from Paris a few days ago. I did the usual touristy bits. Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, and Notre Dame were just a few of the highlights. Of course I took photos 🙂 After cleaning up the photos with Photoshop, I figured I’d give 3D a go because there are near identical pictures everywhere you look all over the internet.
The downside is you need particular 3D glasses to see it properly. Light blue and red lenses work best.
This is the first image that I have tried bringing forward certain elements. I have brought the front four cars forward to give greater depth.
Visited the Trafford Centre to get some appropriate ‘top-down’ tilt shift photos.