“I have been taking photos for over a year now. I am really bad at meeting people so I got into the habit of venturing through forests and abandoned homes by myself and taking self portraits with a tripod and self timer (which I sometimes manipulate with photoshop). When I posted my first album to reddit, I wanted to pursue photography, but I always figured it was too difficult to survive as an artist, so I was going to college with no clue what I wanted to do with my life.”
Surreal Macro Photographs of Insects by Lee Peiling a.k.a.Twomeows
“Malaysian photographer Lee Peiling lives and works in Tanzania where she picked up a camera for the first time just three years ago. Among her quickly growing body of work are these macro photographs of insects that look almost like paintings due to her use of a focus technique known as bokeh. If you like these, definitely check out more of her Small World series.” (via Colossal)
Before Photoshop there was Jerry Uelsmann - who combined multiple negatives to create surrealistic images.
“The main creative point for me is once I have the contact sheets. I start holding things together to get some point of departure. And once I’m in the darkroom, I have the advantage of analog – there aren’t very many – but I get to constantly watch this image emerging in the developer. And all the time, I’m thinking, Well, what else can happen here? Could I add a little figure there?”