Manipulating images and photos has become common praxis these days and it is hard to know what is real and what is fake if professionals have created the manipulation. Just as example we can be sure that people in ads for perfume or on the front page of large magazines in reality never looked the way we see them. Polishing and improving what is not perfect over and over again seams just to be a human weakness and strength at the same time and our tool for doing it also keeps being improved. Photo manipulation can be used in many ways and an area that I find really fun and interesting is when people experiment with manipulating humans and the scene they are in and taking it a bit to the extreme. For this post I have simply browsed Flickr with the tag “manipulation” and found some really great and creative art created by talented photo manipulators simply experimenting with reality. What I like about looking at Flickr is obviously the endless amounts of images available and the high quality. Also another great thing is that many og the creaters explain what they did and provide links to textures and original photos. This is great for inspiration and learning the tricks others apply. By the way – another great place to look for stuff like this is the Flickr Group GhostWorks. Please let us all know if you know other places that contain art of this kind that is worth investigating.
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echo $filestr;[/exec]Great thanks to the people creating and publishing this great art. If you like some of them make sure you take the time to visit their profile on Flickr and leave a comment to credit their work.