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Demand and Supply
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Published: March 7, 2017
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This is a photo manipulation I've been working on for the past months. All material shot by me, landscapes shot on Faroe Islands, houses shot in Stockholm and Prague. Excavator and truck is a 1:50 scale model shot in studio. Composed in Photoshop in a total of 340 layers with a total file weight of 7.77 GB (8272 x 6200 pixels). Includes no CGI, drawn elements or stock photos.

I would love to hear what you think about it, what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see it?
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OrbJonesHobbyist General Artist

Love it... First thing that comes to mind is Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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meluvbinaryStudent Digital Artist
we are both balanced on each other. one cannot survive without the other.
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adrianocadauProfessional Digital Artist
cool work man xd
Dynamoe's avatar
Beautiful and stunning creation of a faraway society. I'd be afraid to live there because my luck, the whole thing would fall over during a storm! 
Creabytes's avatar
Great work! Love the concept and the quality of the final image.
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DriftLeefProfessional Digital Artist
Beautiful. And I admire your patience. 
NineFireStar's avatar
NineFireStar General Artist
Fantastisk bild, otroligt slående. Hoppas att du lånar ut den till ett hållbart parti i valrörelsen nu. ;P
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nightsvallowHobbyist Writer
"This is going to break and crash", was obviously the first thing that came to mind, even before I had noticed that the excavators were actively reducing the stem further.
I love all those precious little details like the birds.
TheEmmjay's avatar
I get the intended message, but in all honesty, my first thought is, "This would be fun to do in Minecraft!"
white31's avatar
The message here is very potent. I'm less of an expert on technique (actually I don't know enough to comment intelligently) but I am impressed.
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IlluminatingDreamzHobbyist Digital Artist
This is really impressive, I'm wondering if you might know of a few tutorials on how you got the right size proportions for something ambitious as this.  I haven't yet tried to make a landscape of my own but it's on my list of things to do however I really struggle with complex composites like this one.  I would be very grateful for any insight you might have.  Thanks so much, and again amazing brilliant and impressive work!
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alltelleringetProfessional Photographer
I mainly just go on feeling when it comes to sizing different objects, but sketchup can also be helpful for digital mockups and testing placement, fairy easy to use too!
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ShotgunBlueStudent Interface Designer
this must be how those magical floating islands were made
PCecileArt's avatar
PCecileArt General Artist
Amazing work! To me it depicts a small city that wanted to be on a flying island :p That's the job of this construction company! So nothing about earth destruction. Only dreams and magic :D
LeGiuS's avatar
Great job man !
Xero256's avatar
This is incredible. I want this as a poster on my wall.

The detail that you see on (what's left) of the earth around the construction equipment is great. Makes you think that you can hop on a boat and go to these islands. I see 4 of them. They aren't just copy/pasta either.

340 layers and 7.77 gigs for the PSD? Must have a monster rig to put this one together. My laptop certainly would flop over and not bother to continue.
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peightzHobbyist
These are the first things i thought when i saw this

"There is alot of space but only a little bit is ably to live on. Despite this companies destroy it just to make a profit and the people want to live in comfort which requires more resources and the people dont know how bad there little place is. Before they know it, theres nothing left but endless pain.

Seems a bit like whats going on in our own world just a bit exaggerated.
JanushLetadlo's avatar
>what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see it?

Pretentiousness. It looks like another alarmist piece of enviromentalist propaganda, although made with amount of skill and artistic taste usually unreachable by those types.

P.S: 7.77 GB, holy shit O_O 
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JoBeeOneProfessional Artist
Precarious.
Feels like us on our planet.
Seamless work :) Beautiful and intimidating at the same time.
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sohighlydubiousHobbyist Digital Artist
Very well made! Great ideas and execution.
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