Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer and digital artist, who was previously a computer engineering student, has excelled in photography art design despite a lack of professional training in photography. His wildly creative photos present a duality of surrealism and reality.
Caras Ionut is a Romanian photographer and digital artist who excels at digital art and photography. He creates images that are both beautiful and surreal. Ionut says that his imagination and his work are captivated by dreams and by the autumn and winter seasons. He creates dream-like moods in his works with a combination of soft, hazy colors and impossible subjects of beautiful compositions.
It is never too late to change directions in life and begin following your dreams… I should know. I’m doing exactly that. But, photographer Kylli Sparre is a perfect example of this – she discovered that she wanted to be a photographer only after completing professional ballet school.
“When the studies were over, I realized it wasn’t the path for me. I have been searching for an outlet for my creativity ever since. [A few] years ago I found it in photography and never looked back,” writes the artist on her website. The influence of her professional ballet experience is clear in her current photography work – the models in her surreal and dream-like pictures are filled with grace, effortless poise, elegance and beauty.
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Polish illustrator Pawel Kuczynski uses simple designs in his sharply satirical works. Kuczynski’s images are powerful because they force us to face some of the worst realities of our times. It’s beautiful in its brutal truth. He addresses war, political manipulation and hypocrisy, environmental damage, economic disparity and many other ills facing mankind today.
Korean artist Jee Young Lee uses a small studio in Seoul as her canvas. She designs emotionally and visually intense scenes that take weeks to months to complete. After ensuring perfection in every detail, she inserts herself into the scenes to complete these amazing self-portraits. The sets and her presence tell a story about her personal experiences or traditional Korean fables resulting in works of deep reflection and trips into the psychological realm.
Jee Young’s amazing work will be on display at the OPIOM Gallery in Opio France from Feb. 7 to March 7, 2014.