This Article is about my journey through digital surrealism. The learning process is limitless. The medium is vast and the options is as wide as the sea.
Composite image – A group of photos/images put together to form a surreal scenery or composition. Surrealism – works of art that feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non-sequitur. Images or photos that seems to be unreal and dream-like. Apply it to out digital era and you got “digital surrealism”. Now-a-days it’s easier to do such art pieces because of advance digital softwares that let you manipulate images with ease. One of the popular software is Adobe Photoshop which I’ve been using for more than a decade. This is my primary tool in making my composite images. It’s been a while since I did such things, now I’m trying to merge two things that I love doing in one art project. Surrealism and digital photo manipulation is “a love it or hate it” kinda thing not all people will agree to this specially the purist photographers. Some will even say It’s not photography… It’s graphic arts. Okay maybe both. Try telling that to Alexander Rodchenko (Russian Photographer) and he’ll smack you in the head. He is one of the pioneers in incorporating photography in graphic design. He is not your typical graphic artist that creates everything in photoshop ’cause there is no photoshop yet on 1920’s. He does everything manually. Most of his work became the mark of the Russian revolutionary movement. Okay where am I going at? Combining graphics and photography is not just a fad but has been here for quite some time – decades… even centuries.