London based photographer, Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz, has created a 12 month calendar inspired by retro calendars featuring 1940s pinup girls. Except the girls aren’t wearing clothes—they’re wearing milk! Very fast milk.
Frozen with high speed strobes, each image is layered from hundreds of photographs capturing splashes on real models using real milk. Inspired by iconic images from artists like Gil Elvgren, Wieczorkiewicz shoots up to 200 frames to complete an image. The frames are then layered in Photoshop and combined seamlessly to complete the dress.
Artist Kasia Derwinska creates scenes with contemplative silhouettes of people trying to find their own paths in life. Each anonymous character is either standing at a distance or walking off into a vast and empty landscape.
There are recurring visuals throughout her portfolio that include umbrellas, clouds, and a theme of pensiveness as her characters are stuck at a standstill. Like an artistic metaphor for life through a surreal lens, each frame presents characters with endless options to create their own reality.
Choosing not to refer to herself as a professional photographer, Derwinska says:
I use photography as a tool, like a brush for painting or an instrument to play music. My creations are an attempt to connect the visible with the invisible – feelings, emotions, fears, hopes and doubts about the world we live in. It is my personal journey through this unreal reality.
Check out more imaginative images below…
Born in the Czech Republic in 1984, Martin Stranka is a self-taught professional photographer who creates evocative conceptual images which he says ‘exist in that narrow window of a few seconds between dreaming and awakening’.
During the last two years, Martin has received over 30 international photography awards including: Professional Photographer of the Year, Emerging Talent Award in Nikon International Photo Contest, International Photo Awards, Sony World Photography Awards and Digital Photographer of the Year two years in a row.
Here are some more examples of Martin’s work:
Photographer Brandon Stanton is the brainchild behind the wildly popular blog Humans of New York, otherwise known as HONY.
Stanton spends his days photographing on the streets of New York City, and what truly sets his images apart from those found on other photography blogs is his personal interaction with his subjects.
Now more then a year into his blogging project, Stanton has collected compelling quotes and stories from an estimated 10,000 New Yorkers who he has stopped to photograph along the way. In the meantime, HONY’s follower base has grown to about one million fans.
Be sure to visit Stanton’s Humans of New York blog and, if you haven’t already done so, check out the video clip above for an insightful commentary into his creative inspiration!
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Followers of my blog will know that I love well-executed digital art with an ethereal, whimsical, surreal edge, so of course I was delighted to recently discover the evocative work of Beata Bieniak.
Following is a selection of Beata’s images for your viewing pleasure…