Edward Hopper's Paintings as Photographs (NSFW)

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Edward Hopper's Paintings as Photographs (NSFW)

Richard Tuschman is a fine art photographer, whose works has appeared on a number of book covers. His latest project, Hopper Meditations, has him recreating famous Edward Hopper paintings in an unconventional way.

When I first saw his images, I was struck by the quality in them. They appear to be a composites, but it also looks like he may have been using a tilt-shift lens. Even if they were composites, I was fascinated by how he found locations that perfectly mirrored the original paintings. Tushcman's secret? Dioramas. He builds them and then fills them with dollhouse furniture that he purchases or builds. He puts figurines in to match the lighting and drops the models into the scene with Photoshop. In his words, Tuschman has "been making dioramas long before Photoshop was introduced, but it's nice to be able to tie everything together" by using this method.

To get an idea of scale, here is Tuschman's cat in his diorama.

His image style may seem familiar to you because the style he has developed in the early 90's has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek and book covers like Expecting Adam and Dark Mirror

All images used with permission. via Nevver

 
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Sa-mi bag pe pizda ce poze faine!

Nice!

These are brilliant, thanks for sharing Nick.

Phlearn's Aaron Nace used this same technique with his series
A Doll's House http://www.behance.net/gallery/A-Dolls-House/3835865

This is my take using large format film
http://patrickstevensmith.com/neighbors

Nice!

Beautiful images.

The simplest lighting is always the most effective. I love it.

Awesome

Where's Nighthawks?

antti karppinen's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CYT2633ndk Another take for using miniatures / Dioramas