While many photographers prefer to avoid heavy post-processing and image modification on the photos, the photo manipulation is one of the digital artists that involves heavy editing and manipulating the different photos to create unusual and some times shocking visual experiences (Surreal Photos of Helpless, Lost Young Man).
The surreal photo manipulation can be considered an extension to the surreal art movement in the 20 century in the digital era. The surrealism artists and photographers used the traditional technologies to visualize super-natural imaginations and ideas, the digital artists and photographer creates the same experience using photography besides digital image editing tools.
There paid and free photo manipulation software tools. The most famous application that is used in photo manipulation is Adobe Photoshop. If you cannot afford to get it a free application such as Gimp, which provides useful tools for photo editing. There are also helpful photo editing and photo manipulation apps for both iOS and Android, check Must-Have iPhone Apps for Photographers and The Best Android Apps for Photographers.
One of the most talented surreal photo manipulation artists is the Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak. As a good follower for Salvador Dali surrealism, Klimczak uses merges between photos to create surreal scenes and unusual characters. Some of his artwork provides a shocking mythological scenes and sarcastic visualization for our human life.
Dariusz Klimczak is a surreal photo manipulation photographer born in Sieradz Polan in 1967. Currently he is a freelance photographer and independent journalist. As he mentioned in his profile, Klimczak prefers square personnel and black and white as you can notice from his artwork.
This article features some of Dariusz Klimczak surreal photo manipulation artwork and if you like to see more of his artwork, you can check his website kwadrart, his Behance and 500px profile. You can also check the following surreal photography projects:
- Surreal Photos of Helpless, Lost Young Man
- Surreal Photography: Magical Realism in 21-year Old’s Photographs