Creating The Impossible
Focal Press – 2013 – 192 pages
Surreal digital photography is not only an enjoyable extension of many enthusiast’s repertoire, but is has firmly established a foothold in the world of art. This book reveals the latest developments in the field and demystifies the techniques used by modern surreal photographers, whether they favor SOOC (straight out of the camera) or sophisticated digital manipulations. Breaking down the shooting and editing process for any reader to follow and emulate, this book provides step-by-step instructions for creating extraordinary scenes. With contributions from numerous artists—including Natalie Dybisz, Jon Jacobsen and Dariusz Klimczak— readers will be able to explore many different artistic styles from impossible landscapes to unsettling portraits.
1. Getting Started; 2. Phoneography & Compact Cameras; 3. Camera Techniques; 4. A Digital Darkroom; 5. At The Touch Of A Button; 6.A Surreal Gallery; Glossary; Index; Acknowledgements & Contributor Biographies; Reference
Daniella Bowker, author and curator, is a noted photography journalist (and photographer) with a keen eye on digital art. She is co-author of Ilex Photo’s Photo School: Composition and an expert on Pixiq.