Photo manipulations sit in a world between digital art and photography. Images created from this union can range from anything bizarre to the surreal and fantastic. Nina Y. is a self-taught digital artist who creates worlds of fantasy based off of children’s fairy tales.
Nina’s photo manipulations feature dark humor, intriguing and otherworldly models with beautiful scenery and a dash of quirkiness and sarcasm. She draws inspiration from the magical stories of Disney. “My daughter absolutely loves Disney fairy tales! With her, I have fallen back in love with the beauty of these cartoons, and Disney’s presentations of original stories,” Nina says. She recreates the images in her own unique style, keeping them more adult oriented.
Nina works with either her own images or purchases stock materials. Once stock material is chosen, she makes multiple changes in order to get the desired finished result. Often the models are changed greatly into something more dreamlike and extraordinary. Drawing inspiration from classical art, poetry, and music she arms herself with Photoshop and a Wacom Bamboo Tablet to create her own vision of the main subject, something that could not be achieved by using traditional photographing methods.
“I set myself high standards, which I strive to follow with all my heart,” says Nina. “I strongly believe that art in its many glorious forms, can be very therapeutic and I always say that everything in life can be an inspiration.” To check out more from Nina Y. visit her Facebook.
[Via The Phoblographer]
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