I've stumbled accross some amazing photomanipulation series in the last couple of weeks, and since my previous journal is incredibly old already I felt like it would be a good time to give a shout-out to those passionate artists, who are brave enough to tackle such a thing. From my own experience I know it can be pretty tough to complete a series of images, which are all visually and conceptually connected but still unique in their own way. This is especially true in the photomanip genre, where we're often reliant on a pool of photos and therefore limited in following the visual guidelines we set for ourselves. I last attempted to create a series in 2015, but the images ended up more distinct in terms of technique and style than I would have liked. At least I managed to finish the series, though.
Of course this list is not meant to be complete! What photomanip-series did you enjoy that I didn't mention here? Let me know in the comments.
I'm absolutely amazed by the originality of this series. Despite stemming from completely different media, the result fits surprisingly well and puts a big smile on my face. There is certainly some mastery involved to make this series of images work and I must applaud AllaD8
's creativity in bringing this amazing idea to life. The thumbnails above are just a selected few from the series, so please browse the artist's gallery for many more.
The Hermit’s Way of Looking at Life
This surreal series is about getting a different perspective on life by secluding yourself from your environment. The result is a unique set of whimsical yet conceptual images and eye candy at the same time. You can follow this link to find more information on theflickerees
' project: www.behance.net/gallery/650731…
's series is still in the early stages with just two images submitted, but the coherence and high quality of those two artworks is already very promising. The first part received a DD only recently, so I can't be wrong about it.
I particularly enjoy the style and slick design elements recurring in those pieces. This type of manipulation was never super popular on DA in the past, but it's hardly ever seen around here these days, so I'm hoping for more.
is one of my favorite artists around here, so his series of raw emotions was a definite pick. The images evoke strong emotions due to their simplictic style and carefully chosen colors. Also, the rough brush strokes and somehow fantasy-themed combination of weapons, blood and geometry simply reek of coolness.
Aside from the coherence, beautiful choice of lighting and overall high quality of these artworks, I enjoy that JayGraphixx
often creates some type of backstory for them. This can be as simple as a short snippet of dialogue between characters shown in the picture, but for me it adds a lot to the impact of the scene and the overall atmosphere. Again, I encourage you to browse the artist's gallery for more images from this series.
This is not officially a series, but the artist mimikascraftroom
recently changed their style quite drastically to produce a bunch of images that are visually coherent enough to make me consider it a "series". Combining photography, textures and painting in itself is not new, but the way it is pulled off here is quite mindblowing and unique, especially since the choice of textures seems so unusual.
Of course no feature of a series is complete without mentioning the works of Carlos-Quevedo
. Aside from the classic coolness-boosting ingredients like wings and face-covering masks, the series features a bunch of unique elements that I've never -or rarely- seen before used in photomanipulations: skeleton snakes and skeleton wings, bead chains (without the chains), written scrolls, eel-like birds - just to name a few.
Needless to say, the colors and composition are quite striking.
I hope you enjoyed this feature of photomanipulation series as it took me some time to put it together. In my opinion it adds a lot to the impact of the feature to include a statement as to why I believe the images are feature-worthy. Therefore, I'll try to continue doing features this way in the future, even though they may be more time-consuming. Please let me know what you think!
And if you like the artworks please give the artists some love and encourage them to create more!