Recently I found these great photos online via blogs and instagram of a surreal nature. The best thing about these photos- other than the fact they are stunning and beautiful is that anyone can achieve the same result and I hope to do the same but with video! The pics don’t use any photo manipulation but just atmospheric locations and people. Check them out!
The correlating themes in these photos that I find really cool is the simplicity, the natural tones and how all those elements go towards creating a photo that delivers an atmosphere that is the opposite of something natural and simplistic but other worldly. The frequent techniques used by surreal photographers is to depict the characters in their photos with no clothes but exposed flesh, which gives a fragility to the photos and portrays people in their rawest form of being just like any other creature exposed in nature. The cold blue tones also reflect the sombre nature of the photos and helps create a spiritual atmosphere, this draws you into their fairy tale world. The photography is not only striking but evokes mystery surrounding the subjects and I for one can’t help but dream up scenarios based upon the actions.
Alex Stoddard started his 365 Flickr project when he was 16, taking photos in the woods behind this home in the deep south, Georgia. Now 19, Alex creates dark and fantastical tales that capture the drama and fragility of the human experience.
20 year old photographer Katharina Jung from Germany, who turns her emotions into images; the results are otherworldly scenes of strange beauty.
The photo below is by Elena and Vitaliy Vasileva, a Ukrainian couple who shoot for Vogue, Stern and Spiegel. This photo takes inspiration from the painting ‘The Lovers II’ by surrealist painter Magritte.
The next photo is by freelance photographer Weronica Izdebska based in Poland. Natural light, cold blue tones and characteristic atmosphere – these are the main features of her work. You can see all her photos on her instagram page @ovors