Hailing from Duisburg, Germany, 16 year old photoshop prodigy Phillip Schumacher creates some truly outstanding surreal works featuring himself and his friends. The images take us on a journey into his realm of youthful fantasy where dinosaur skeletons come to life and cosmic bodies visit in the night. The combination of his honed photo manipulation skills, along with perfect composition and acting/posing really set each one of these images apart. See more of this talented fellow’s art on flickr and be sure to check back often because we’re sure he’s going places. [Read more…]
Taking normal household trash that would most likely be headed for the landfill, artist Zac Freeman uses a decade’s worth of collected junk to create amazingly realistic portraits. With his ‘paint’ being buttons, small toys, old film canisters, Legos and much more, he carefully arranges these small bits and bobs and applies them to wooden substrate with glue. Faces literally jump off the page with intense depth and texture, so that when seen from a distance, they smooth into an organized, lifelike whole.