Born in the small city of Lviv in western Ukraine, photographer Oleg Oprisсo worked as an operator at a photo lab from the age of 16. At age 18, he moved to Kiev, where he began his professional photography career. At age 23, he changed from digital capture to film.
Oprisсo is known for his beautiful and very inspired stagging: “Each of my photos is inspired by a scene from real life. That is the perfect source of inspiration for me as there is so much beauty to it. Perhaps today on your way to work, when you were observing the world around you, that was the scene to inspire my next photograph. Of course there are my own changes that I add to the reality, such as characters, props, location, and light… I am constantly involved in a search for inspiration and ideas.” (src. Seamless)
In his ongoing series of photos Moon Games, French photographer Laurent Lavender has subjects play with a rising moon, effectively tansforming it into a balloon, a painting, and even a scoop of ice cream. The dreamlike photos have been turned into a calendar and a (French-only) book of poetry as well as a few other objects. You can see more of his work over on Facebook.
“Horizontal Lines” This is a beautiful spot that left me mesmerized for several hours one evening. I find staring at the ocean similar to staring at a fire. (though fire seems to have a stronger effect on me than the ocean) There’s something about the randomness of the repeating patterns that keeps my interest and sucks me into a dreamlike state. This is 299 photos combined into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop. I used this script (advancedstacker.com) to automate the process, I also stacked the first 50 photos with the “streaks” script to soften the transition.
Colorful Illustrations Added to Photos Transform Reality into Fantasy
Rio de Janeiro-based illustrator and graphic designer Marina Papi (@marinapapi) enhances photographs with her colorful, imaginative illustrations. They transform the images into a combination of reality and fantasy, and she pairs scenes from everyday life with things we’ve never seen before. “This is my attempt to write poetry without words,” Papi tells Instagram.