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Christophe Kiciak
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Artist // Hobbyist // Photography
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My Bio
I am a self-taught hobbyist, who simply enjoys creating unusual images. My work never contain anything but my own photos, combined into surreal, conceptual, or fantasy oriented pictures. My beloved wife Marianne is helping me, especially on the artistic side of the creations (sets construction, image composition, color choices, overall feeling).

I am convinced that a great deal of what “Art” is lies in doing things differently. In visual arts, looking at things from another angle, modifying the lighting, adjusting an expression, or changing an attitude can bring life to an otherwise dull work. However, seeking difference simply for the sake of it is probably not a good way to obtain the best results. This is where “Creativity” steps in. I would personally define it as the ability to use difference as a tool to bring interest. Therefore, being creative is very important to me. Of course, I often fail at it, but I believe that pursuing that goal is the path I should follow.

Creating a new image is a whole process to me. Some photographers are able to instinctively recognize a worthy situation, find the best angle, and shoot it, all in a matter of seconds: this is a talent I don’t have. However, what I can do is imagine concepts, draw several rough sketches to see how they could be efficiently translated into pictures, determine all the various photos I am going to need, hunt patiently for them, plan additional shooting sessions, and assemble everything on the computer. As a result, my images are like personal statements, a bit like a novel for a writer. Everyone is free to like or dislike them, to agree with my point of view or not, but fact is there is no cheating in them: my images are the direct reflection of my thoughts, the traces of my existence.

Prepare your shooting sessions for compositing

Prepare your shooting sessions for compositing

So you like creating composites? Great. But have you ever tried creating one made exclusively out of your own photo? It could be intimidating at first, but once you tried, there is no turning back! Sure, using you own photos asks some dedication, but also gives you much flexibility about your project: you are the sole master on board. But how to be efficient at it? What are the main traps to avoid, the main tricks? Let's see. 1) Composition First, it is very important to define exactly your project. The best way to do so is a sketch. A rough one can be enough, you don't need to be a very skilled drawer. Here is one of my "best one": As you

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telmamalandiHobbyist Digital Artist

I look at your works, and I think: How many people live inside him?

I look and think about everything. But it is not enough to look.

You literally have to dive ... go deep.

In every single work there is a universe.

Thank you

ShazzdrodowskiProfessional Photographer

Awesome work, I hope to be as good as you someday, ..please take a look at my fantasy photography work, and let me know what you think, I was more a fashion and portrait photographer, but have taken a different path and hope to improve my skills significantly into fantasy, but not quite sure how to so im a little rusty, feel free to watch my page if you think my work has potential..Im new to DA so I don't have much yet, will be uploading more over the next few weeks thou.. :)

Joyeux anniversaire :)
Happy birthday! :hug:
gyabanHobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, very kind of you :)
You're welcome :)
joejonson75Hobbyist Digital Artist
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