Conceptual photography means the photographer is trying to write a story in your head with a single image. A lot of the time the message is conveyed in a very abstract way using random objects and props. Although the image may be shot to tell one story, it can very easily be interpreted many different ways by each person who sees it.
Arizona State University's mascot, 'Sparky', and its football team, the Arizona Sun Devils, have lit up several stadiums over the years with it's blazing and rock-driven intro video, but after seven seasons it looks like poor Sparky is in need of an update. The people over at True Story Films have taken over the task of sprucing the Sun Devil up for its new remake of its traditional stadium intro video.
For his series, Mugshot Doppelgänger, artist Michael Jason Enriquez took mugshots of some of today's most well-known celebrities and matched them to 1920s mugshot doppelgängers, changing the names to help identify the celebrity pictured. It's an interesting project and quite fun to see...
We have all stacked layers in photoshop. It is something many photographers do on a day to day basis. Not Laina Briedis. She stacks 35mm film negatives. This is a technique not seen often in the film world and it creates amazing images that look like they had to of been done in photoshop.
Photographer Claudia Rogge from Dusseldorf, Germany has certainly developed a definitive style for her work. Claudia creates large mosaics, fractals and collages of subjects and scenes which she composites (sometimes even sloppily) in post. I find it to be a solid concept, and think we will see much more of this type of photography to come in the next few years. I can surely see this sort of thing having a place in commercial and advertising photography, what do you think? Is this a concept and style that has a future? Enjoy!
For the yet unreleased October 'survival' issue of Backpacker magazine, adventure photographer, Bud Force, decided instead of having a model dangling perilously off of a cliff that he would do a creative composite. He shot the background at 'El Capitan' peak in Guadalupe Moutains National Park and the subject at Mineral Wells State Park.
Photographer/Diorama Artist Matthew Albanese constructs and photographs unreal real looking landscape scenes using readily accessible materials. Scroll through some of his work and be amazed at their realism, effort and the materials. Can you figure out what Matthew used to make each scene before reading it? No, no you can't.
Adam Magyar is a conceptual photographer who is best known for his breathtaking series Urban Flow. In his newest project, Stainless, Adam has stitched together multiple high speed photographs of passing subway trains capturing awesome detail of urban commuters. The above video is a brilliant and clever marketing piece for the Stainless series (which can be seen here). I'm not sure what camera he used to turn 12 seconds into 8 minutes of HD footage but the results are memorizing.
Then and Now photos have always been common place in cases of a natural disaster, but photographer Shawn Clover, annoyed by improperly aligned photos decided to embark on his own project. After reading Dennis Smith's 2005 book San Francisco is Burning Shawn decided to create composite images of modern day San Francisco and archival images of a destroyed city after the earthquake in 1906.
Even though we now have the ease being able to see exactly what we shoot on a digital camera, light painting still proves to be very tricky especially when you're experimenting for the first time. Photographer Brian Matthew Hart has proven he is the master of light painting by creating some incredible multiple exposure mosaics. Very much like a puzzle; each image consists of hundreds of individual exposures to make up a much larger composite image. The featured image is 6 feet wide by 9 feet tall and is made up of 324 individual exposures.
There always comes a time while you're surfing the web looking for inspiration that you stumble upon something so striking that it just blows you away. You sit back and wonder... 'How in the world did they manage that?' Jean Osipyan, a professional fashion photographer from Armenia and now based out of Russia takes the extra steps from ordinary to extraordinary in his retouching.
In honor of the Mars Curiosity mission, NASA commissioned a series of unusual, sci-fi-style surreal images from the duo known as "kahnselesnick" called Adrift on the Hourglass Sea. They were asked to create a series that represented the pair's vision of an existence on mars.
In my opinion, one of the most difficult fields of photography falls on the shoulders of interior photographers. If you've ever tried to photograph a well designed interior space you know how tough it can be. Furniture superstore IKEA produces more than 208 million catalogs a year, and over 12% of those photographs are not even photographs at all. IKEA has found a way to produce compelling digital renders of their rooms that look exactly like naturally lit photographs.
In one of their latest advertising campaigns, Red Bull partnered with a variety of photographers to show you step by step how extreme sports are really done. By taking multiple frames on a tripod and stitching them together, each one of these jumps and dives is captured in perfect sequence. This style of photograph allows you to see multiple moments of the stunt while preserving the sense of motion that happens. Which one is your favorite?