Photography is an art. Anybody can click a picture, but only a great photographer can capture the real essence of the beauty which needs to be taken. There are many types of photography and the clicking the perfect picture is just a part of any type of photography. Starting from identifying the location to post-shoot editing up to the finishing touch up there are a lot of processes through which a photographer conveys the message to his audience that is the viewers and all of these takes exceptional skill and creativity. This photographer named Monica Carvalho love creating photo manipulations to confuse your brain by combining two images. She said “Coming up with impossible ‘scenes’ to give people a double take has been my passion for the past 5 years. All my edits are produced in Photoshop, using my own photographs (no stock images). In my inspiration process, I try to find similarities between two images in terms of color, texture, and shape. For example, two mountain peaks I shot in Greece reminded me of an upper lip; a path in Oxford had the same color as my skin; a pouch zip evoked eyelashes.”
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Have a look at some of her works that will leave you floored!
1.A bikini model to the road not taken. Elegance personified by blending two images.
2.A deciduous tree park and a swan swimming in a river combined make for the heaven’s gate for the animal. Marvellous creation depicting the path to success. This photographer combines two images and creates really mind-blowing pictures.
3.Flower and a bird sitting in its nest. The essence of the picture is the contrast presented in the colors and the bird sitting peacefully.
4.The Lip Mountains, upper lip has been replaced with a mountain range and is merged so beautifully that it takes us into the La La Land. This photographer combines two images so perfectly that it doesn’t look photoshopped.
5.Sleeping beauty with the road blanket. Even if this kind of editing is a bit clichéd, the symbolic meaning is powerful with the requiem of dream explained as a picture here.
6.Another magical transformation, the essence captured here is the child inside an adult. We all have a childish self which we have to hide from the world due to the fear of mission out. This compilation shows the child inside the lady.
7.All Seeing Eye, inside an eye. This is a blend of art and imagination. How we perceive something and how different the reality can be is depicted through this eye inside eye compilation by the photographer.
8.The burning tower top as the symbol of hope standing tall and mighty in the middle of the big city.
9.This photo focuses on the harassment faced by women in everyday life, the hand that is always in her throat and face.
10.Another visual imagery. This time it is empathy, viewing the world from another perspective.
11.The strength behind the chairs signifies the workforce who lets the top management sit comfortably while working hard for them.
12.The levitating model. Signifies the feeling of being rejuvenated at the beach.
13.The Mountain beverage, naturally made the drink so cold that you feel like in the mountains.
14.Swans on the palms: Signifies how close the digital world has gotten us to reality
15.The sleeping beauty on a canvas: Dreams being painted on a canvas of life.
16.Another visual imagery, walking boy on a path not taken.
17.Sands of time on the camera, how time flies when you are having fun with your favorite people and shoot it to keep it as a memory forever.
18.The underwater droplets: Scuba diving image on a droplet signifies how small we are compared to the universe.
19.The tower amongst the clouds: Imagery signifying man’s dream of flying and the fear of heights being overcome.
20.The invisible woman: Signifies the inherent curiosity of man towards women and how she is viewed as an object of pleasure rather than a person with feelings.
21.Shuteye. Close your eyes to all that’s bad in the world.
22.The hand-beach family. How perfectly she combines these images.
23.Walking on a tight string of life. Guitar strings signify his interest towards music and how he tries to make it his life.