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The Magically Bizarre Photo Manipulations of a Photoshop Wizard Martin De Pasquale

By Hanssie on June 12th 2014

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He’s been called a Photoshop wizard by people who have seen his work and the title suits him well. Buenos Aires based digital artist and art director Martin De Pasquale creates a blended world of reality and fantasy in his photo manipulations. His art is at times comical and ironic, other times macabre and often times focused on the mortality of his body – a commentary of the world around him.

As an artist and visual communicator, I am always exploring unexpected visual strategies to convey my idea. The essence of my photos is to visualize the physically impossible in a form of photo manipulation.

Martin’s surreal world of fantasy tricks the mind as the viewer is thrust into a bizarre, yet magical world. A world of little Martins stealing a big Martin’s heart, or where an apple is taking bites out of Martin wearing a red shirt, aptly titled, “Karma.” Martin seems to be a master of blurring the lines of fun and horror, dreams and real life while in them all, somehow is still witty and sardonic with a thought provoking message. He wants to raise questions to the external world, audience and society. He has worked with many brands, design studios and photographers around the world to share his unique vision meant to “shock people or make them smile with some society critics.

[REWIND: THE STUNNING, SURREAL PHOTO MANIPULATIONS OF HOSSEIN ZARE]

As you view the images below, enter the magical world of Martin De Pasquale and then watch in wonder at the video where he shows you exactly how he manipulates one of his images.

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See how this image was created in the video below

See more of Martin de Pasquale’s incredible work on Facebook or Behance

CREDITS: All photographs by Martin de Pasquale are copyrighted and have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.

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About

Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at www.hanssie.com and www.fittedmagazine.com. Follow her on Instagram. Email her at:
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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Graham Curran

    Great stuff!

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  2. Dick Raymond

    The man has some Serious Talent, but his work is a bit to bizarre for my liking. I just wish I had 1/100th. of his editing skills!

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  3. Judy Griffith

    Very interesting….some are kinda gross though.

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  4. Kurk Rouse

    This dude is killing it, I’m shame to say that all I can do in PS is click open and close

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  5. Jacob Jexmark

    Wow, these are really cool. Great talent!

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  6. Tyler Friesen

    very cool.

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  7. Larry Sandez

    That apple is not going to keep any doctors away.

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  8. Ryan Hanson

    Pretty awesome ideas

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  9. David Park

    Wow!

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