Awe-Inspiring Digitally Manipulated Photography

In a time when everyone is shooting thousands of photos with their cameras and phones, it is often difficult to create images which move us to silence and contemplation. Though his photos are digitally manipulated, Poland based artist Michal Karcz does just that. His moving scenery, combined with a warm light, provoke thoughts of a parallel world.

“Mysterious” and “massive” are some words to describe Michal’s portfolio Inspirations. Originally a painter, he retired the brush and canvas to move onto new software and tools available in digital photography. Through exploring with the technology made available to his art, he was able to create images that were previously impossible through film and development in the dark room.

“I always try to make an extraordinary picture,” Michal says, “and my goal is to make a viewer stop for a minute, to influence on emotions and take away from reality. Am I making it happen?. Appraise yourself.”

To explore more of Michal Karcz’ work see his personal website


Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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