Michał Karcz aka (Karezoid on Deviant Art) is an artist and photographer from Warsaw, Poland. His passion for painting and photography help to create these beautifully surreal worlds. This is just a small sampling of his fantastic work. I highly reccommend checking out his Deviant Art gallery if you like these.
"Most of my work is like a journey to the places which don't exist. Places from my dreams, desire, imagination and fears."
Welcome to the forty-third Facebook inspiration roundup. Here we'll post just a few of the things you are missing if you aren't following Who Designed It? on Facebook. Click on the images to see credits. Enjoy!
Achraf Amiri is the creative mastermind behind these very interesting illustrations of fashion designer shoes. He is a freelance art director and graphic designer based in Brussels, Belgium. When most people think of high end fashion, they probably wouldn't imagine these illustrations. Achraf has created his own niche in eclectic unconventional fashion illustrations.
There's something intriguing about these beauty shots by German born freelance photographer Daniela Glunz. It's probably the fact that the makeup is so overdone that it is more like expressionist art than true makeup. Bright colors, glitter, paint, and powder are all used to create these interesting shots. If you like these, make sure to check out some more of her work here.
Hamish Blakely perfectly captures the poses, emotions, and idiosyncrasies of dancing in his series La Danza. I love the detailed outifts, color choices, and the variety of moves he captures. He also has a nice series featuring The Roaring Twenties.
Up until fairly recently, even Eugene de Salignac's own family did not know much about him. The family received a call from the Municipal Archives of the City of New York and discovered Eugene was the photographer of thousands of images. While he worked for the Department of Bridges, De Salignac shot the construction of the Manhattan and Queensboro Bridges among other things. This is just a small record of some of his magnificent photos. If you like these, you can get a book of his photos on Amazon.
Kirsty Mitchell has a wonderful imagination and eye for the extraordinary. Not only does she take beautiful photos, but she also makes the clothes, props and sets. She has a great sense of color and form and she is able to stitch together some spectacular fantasy lands from her imagination. You can catch her on Flickr and Facebook to see some more of her work and don't forget to check out the behind the scenes photos on Facebook.
Christina of Sweden - The Androgynous Queen (1626 – 1689)
This is an absolutely incredible digital art series by Alexia Sinclair. Here's an excerpt from her site explaining the series:
"Alexia Sinclair’s The Regal Twelve is a series that combines hundreds of photographic elements and illustrations to form complex digitally montaged artworks. The series portrays twelve European monarchs who have ruled supreme and whose lives span over two millennia. Through the study of history and portraiture, a series of contrasting regals formed, whose stories are revealed within each artwork. Travelling to Europe to photograph a host of regal backdrops, Sinclair returned to Australia to photograph models and props in the studio. Like pieces from a jigsaw puzzle, she meticulously stitched together each element, along with a myriad of delicious symbols and motifs relating to each monarch."
To read more on the series, click here. I also look forward to The Royal Dozen series, which features a series of 12 monarchs.
Catherine the Great - The Enlightened Empress (1729–1796)
Eleanor of Aquitaine - The Eagle (1122 – 1204)
Marie Antoinette - The extravagant Queen (1755-1793)
Elizabeth Báthory – The Countess of Blood (1560-1614)
Agrippina - The Poisoness (AD 15-59)
Elizabeth I – The Virgin Queen (1533-1603)
Isabella of Spain - The Catholic (1451 – 1504)
Olympias - The Sorceress (376 BC – 316 BC)
Alexandra Romanov – The last Czarina of Russia (1872-1918)