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Surreal horror art and photography by Zdzislaw Beksinski (24 February, 1929 – 21 February, 2005). Beksinksi Beksinksi 2 Beksinksi 3 Beksinksi 4
I love Photoshop techniques that offer all kinds of possibilities for experimentation—and the following tutorial is a perfect example of one of those techniques. In this issue, we’re going to take a portrait and replace the person’s image with text (think 2009 Grammy posters). Pick a portrait that offers good contrast—a photo that’s very dramatic and dark probably won’t work as well.
Jessica Joslin gives findings a new meaning all together. She takes bones, skulls, leather, fur, fabric and odds and ends castaway from other lives and eras, fashioning and creating a kingdom of her own. Her work definitely has a gothic feel, but they also have a real playful edge to them as well. Her animals remind me of a friend's hairless cat, Fredy, who at first glance you're not sure what to make of her, yet her warm and lovable personality wins you over in seconds. As does Jessica's incredible menagerie.
Most of you remember Manuel Albarran from photographer Gustavo Lopez Manas’ cover shoot for Issue 03 , as well as multiple mentions on the blog. Recent updates to Albarran’s portfolio include the stunning shot below – a graceful companion to the portrait of Joshuadavid Reno by photographer Spencer Hansen featured in Issue 05′s article on the late Tiffa Novoa . After the jump, a couple of other shots from interesting recent Albarran collaborations, including a series called “Another World,” shot by Manas and featuring model/performer Johanna Constantine (you can find the extended set on Manas’ site), and a collaboration with an uncredited photographer featuring model Polly Fey . [via Aiko273 ] <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>