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A Surreal Photoshoot on an Underwater Shipwreck in Bali

A Surreal Photoshoot on an Underwater Shipwreck in Bali  surreal portraits fantasy conceptual boats Bali

A Surreal Photoshoot on an Underwater Shipwreck in Bali  surreal portraits fantasy conceptual boats Bali

A Surreal Photoshoot on an Underwater Shipwreck in Bali  surreal portraits fantasy conceptual boats Bali

A Surreal Photoshoot on an Underwater Shipwreck in Bali  surreal portraits fantasy conceptual boats Bali

A Surreal Photoshoot on an Underwater Shipwreck in Bali  surreal portraits fantasy conceptual boats Bali

Taken recently off the coast of Bali, these surreal photos are the creation of Montreal-based director and photographer Benjamin Von Wong, known for his exceedingly difficult photoshoots. Where it might be more practical to create the complex aspects of these photos digitally, Von Wong took a different path and assembled a team of two models who also happen to be trained freedivers, 7 additional support divers, and obtained special permission to utilize a 50-year-old underwater shipwreck. The entire shoot took place 25 meters below the surface, and because of the extreme conditions and limitations, he relied heavily on natural light to create the final images you see here.

You can watch the video above to see how the photoshoot came together and read more about the process over on his blog. (via PetaPixel, My Modern Met)

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Medical Diagram Portraits Created from Found Objects by Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn

Medical Diagram Portraits Created from Found Objects by Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn surreal sculpture portraits anatomy

Medical Diagram Portraits Created from Found Objects by Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn surreal sculpture portraits anatomy

Medical Diagram Portraits Created from Found Objects by Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn surreal sculpture portraits anatomy

Medical Diagram Portraits Created from Found Objects by Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn surreal sculpture portraits anatomy

Medical Diagram Portraits Created from Found Objects by Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn surreal sculpture portraits anatomy

Medical Diagram Portraits Created from Found Objects by Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn surreal sculpture portraits anatomy

Medical Diagram Portraits Created from Found Objects by Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn surreal sculpture portraits anatomy

Medical Diagram Portraits Created from Found Objects by Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn surreal sculpture portraits anatomy

With an assortment of trinkets, doodads, and thingamajiggers worthy of the mightiest junk drawer or flea market bin, artist husband and wife Edwige Massart and Xavier Wynn turn collections of random objects into medical cross-sections of the human head. Aptly titled Heads, the duo says the compartmentalized sculptures are meant to be surrealist explorations of portraits created from memories and found objects. When exploring the contents of each piece it’s fun to imagine just who each person might be based on the things found inside. You can see much more over on their website and on My Amp Goes to 11.

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The Collages of Joseba Elorza Set in Motion for Air Review’s ‘Young’

The Collages of Joseba Elorza Set in Motion for Air Reviews Young surreal music video collage

A few months ago we featured a number of collages by artist Joseba Elorza (previously) who merges stock historical footage, photography, science fiction, and humor to create surreal worlds that are both strange and nostalgic. Now we get to see his collages in motion. Dallas-based band Air Review comissioned Elorza to make this beautiful music video for their track Young. (via ★Stellar)

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Large-scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“All Mine”/ graphite on paper 28″ x 28″ 2011

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“State of Massachusettes” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2014

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“Wanderer above the sea of fog” (homage to Caspar David Friedrich) / graphite on paper 36″ x 36″ 2013

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“Betrayal” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2012

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“State of Alaska” / graphite on paper 36″ x 36″ 2014

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“State of Nevada” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2014

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“Lovers Film Proposal” / graphite on paper 24″ diameter 2013

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“Early Warning System” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2013

Large scale Graphite Drawings of Surreal Adventures, Dreamers, and Heroes by Ethan Murrow surreal drawing black and white
“The Old Aristocratic Colors Break Through” / graphite on paper 48″ x 48″ 2013

Heavily influenced by both film and photography, artist Ethan Murrow creates grandiose theatrical narratives manifested as large-scale graphite drawings. The artworks are populated with adventurers, inventors and dreamers, in what Winston Wachter gallery calls “characters as outrageous innovators and absurd explorers capturing a sense of adventure, satire, fun and defeat.” Murrow’s latest works involve a series of drawings set in different American states for his show State Flag currently at Winston Wachter in New York through May 2014. You can see much more of his work here and on his website. (via Illusion)

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Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach surreal black and white

I’m really enjoying these conceptual photographs by Martin Vlach. The artist digitally merges his own photography with elements of nature to create surreal, atmospheric scenes that feel both isolating and mysterious. You can see more on Instagram and Flickr. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

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Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings surreal painting humor

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings surreal painting humor

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings surreal painting humor

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings surreal painting humor

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings surreal painting humor

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings surreal painting humor

Artist Paco Pomet Subverts Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes in His Surreal Oil Paintings surreal painting humor

Artist Paco Pomet who lives and works in Grenada, Spain posesses a wonderfully bizarre sense of humor that manifests itself in each of his oil paintings which contain a strange or humorous visual twist. His subverted landscapes and portraits often borrow from sepia-toned photographs that look like historical documents or vintage vacation photos. Pomet opens his second solo show, Scapelands, at Richard Heller Gallery on January 11, 2014.

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Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non-Digital Dreamscapes

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
Resurrection

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
Nightscape

It’s always amazing to witness at artist who embraces one of their greatest limitations, turning it instead into one of their greatest advantages. For Korean artist JeeYoung Lee the question was how to utilize her small studio space in Seoul measuring 11.8′ x 13.5′ x 7.8′ (3.6m x 4.1m x 2.4m) that was proportionally miniscule to the scale of her boundless imagination. Instead of finding a new location or reverting to digital trickery, Lee challenged herself to build some of the most elaborate sets imaginable for the sake of taking a single photograph.

These surreal and dreamlike images are the result of Lee’s determination to share stories from her own life as well as various Korean fables by completely manifesting everything you see in reality. Lee labors for weeks and months to create the aspects of each scene complete with a multitude of handmade props, suspended objects, and unique lighting requirements, all of which might normally be ripe for the use of Photoshop that could shave weeks off production time—however the artist shuns all digital manipulation and instead focuses on creating even the most minute details by hand.

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
Treasure Hunt

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
Panic Room

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
I’ll Be Back

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
The Little Match Girl

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
My Chemical Romance

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
Last Supper

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
Maiden Voyage

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non Digital Dreamscapes surreal installation
Nightmare

A recent graduate of Hongik University in Seoul and recipient of the Sovereign Art Prize in 2012, Lee opens her first European exhibition at Opiom Gallery in Opio, France titled Stage of Mind starting February 7, 2014. You can read and see more over on My Modern Met.

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