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Italian Photographer Elido Turco Uses Mirrors To Make Faces From Trees. Elido Turco is an Italian photographer who can create the fantasy worlds you've always dreamed of (but by using less than %1 of the budget Peter Jackson had to make any of the Lord of the Rings movies).

Italian Photographer Elido Turco Uses Mirrors To Make Faces From Trees.

When Turco wants to make a goblin, there's no CGI. Elido just uses a tree, a mirror, and, of course, a camera. When Turco wants to create a pack of dwarves? He finds the nearest wooded area, grabs a mirror and camera and, well, you get the idea. Take a look at these incredible creatures Elido Turco brought to life with, you guessed it: trees, a mirror, and a camera.

Elido Turco is a master with the mirror. Wow. Is this why no one brings mirrors into the forest, because it's absolutely terrifying? Or far too cute? Okay, are we sure Turco didn't just stumble across a village of tree people? I hope that's not the case, because this one looks angry. This tree creature certainly seems to be in better spirits. Groot, is that you? Unbelievable. Trees aren't the only subjects Turco works with. Photoshop? NO. These Are Real Animals. Katerina Plotnikova did something extremely amazing!

Photoshop? NO. These Are Real Animals

She used no photoshop! All poses and animals are real! Haunting, black-and-white self-portraits by young Hungarian artist mesmerize Flickr fans. By Dan Havlik posted Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM EDT Noell S.

Haunting, black-and-white self-portraits by young Hungarian artist mesmerize Flickr fans

Oszvald does not want to be called a photographer, claiming she's "not yet one" in a message to Imaging Resource when we contacted her about her work. While the 22-year-old, Hungarian artist is, perhaps, being modest, the reaction to her surreal, black-and-white self-portrait photos has not been. After Oszvald's Flickr page attracted thousands of fans, her haunting images, which recall a Bergman film mixed with a Salvador Dali painting, have been featured on photo blogs and art sites around the world.

While we weren't able to get Oszvald to explain her process for creating her striking work -- a message to her via her Flickr page about what camera and technique she uses went unanswered -- that could be in keeping with her philosophy about her photos. "I don't want to tell people what to see in my images," Oszvald told My Modern Metropolis. Check out her work below, which is being featured here with her permission. New Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco. Kiev-based photographer Oleg Oprisco (previously) continues to amaze with his surreal style of conceptual photography that makes use of a muted palette, unexpected props, and mysterious figures to paint images from a strange, dreamlike world.

New Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco

You can see more of his most recent work over on Behance. Stunning Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich. Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich shoots phenomenal portraits of Siamese fighting fish (betta).

Stunning Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich

The intimate photos are perfectly lit in clear water and look as if the fish are floating in midair. See much more here. (via DDN JAPAN) Musingrelics » enter. Levitation Photography: 65 Stunning Examples & Tutorials. Many says floating in the air, or so called levitation is impossible.

Levitation Photography: 65 Stunning Examples & Tutorials

Well, in fact everything is possible, all you need to do is believe yourself, seriously, believe that you can achieve it! And uh, believe that the Photoshop can help you achieve it. Okay, I’m talking about achieving levitation with the help of cheat tool like Photoshop. (Image Source: Dejon) Levitation is said to be some sort of skill that allows human to float in the air and yes, nobody did that successfully until now. Every miracle needs evidences right? Floating Without Boundaries 198. A Breeze In The Room. A Moving Caste. An Alternate Route. Felix Salazar. Pipo Photography. Photomontages of John Heartfield. How the photomontage art of John Heartfield, a contemporary and friend of Brecht, warned the world of the rise of Nazism.

Photomontages of John Heartfield

In the 1930s the Nazis were gaining ground in Europe. Many chose to ignore or had a laissez faire attitude to the National Socialist policy of expansionism, known as Lebensraum or the threat of war that Germany now posed to the world. John Heartfield (above, doing Hitler's hair), a German citizen born Helmut Herzfeld, was one who chose to criticize the regime through art. He produced a remarkable series of photomongages (decades before Photoshop it should be noted), the audacity of which can still astonish today. Blood and Iron Bismarck had stated that the German people would be reformed through a combination of blood and iron. Kaiser Adolf The real motive for Hitler’s stranglehold on political power in the thirties was something that was utterly transparent to Heartfield. Hitler Prepares to Kill the French Cockerel The German Oak Tree The Middle Ages and the Third Reich.

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