Friday, 14 September 2012 By: Jenny Vu

Sascha Bokelmann Feature - Photo Manipulation

A few days ago I had a look at the Daily Deviations on deviantart and came across this amazing photo manipulation. For those of you who aren't familiar with photo manipulation, on wikipedia it is defined as 'the application of image editing techniques to photographs in order to create an illusion or deception.' In other words, using several images (usually photos) and mash them together to create something that just doesn't even seem real and yet it could be.

The artist of this amazing work deserved the Daily deviation. His work is amazing! Especially the few works I'm about to showcase.

His first Daily Deviation: Dragonfly

Before we get to the rest of them, a little more about the artist.

His name is Sascha Bokelmann and he is a hobbyist digital artist. His deviantart account goes by the name B-O-K-E (which obviously comes from his last name). He first got into digital art when be bought a tablet to start drawing. However, he discovered he wasn't very good at drawing but he didn't give up. He decided to use photoshop the way he thought it was designed for. Photo manipulation.

In this series of works, he manipulates water into the shape of various animals. I asked him why he choose water and he replied " It's the strongest element on earth. It can be very destructive and on the other hand, it supports life and is so beautiful". I also asked him why he choose to photo manipulate the water into the shapes of animals and he told me it's because he really loves animals. He has many terrariums and aquariums, home to various creatures like a bearded dragon, an anolis lizard, an axolotl (which he loves because they look like they're smiling all day long) and black and deep blue tiger shrimps. So without further ado, I hope you enjoy Sascha's work.

Butterfly and Flower
Thanks again to B-O-K-E for allowing me to feature his amazing work on my blog.
To check out his other works, check out his deviantart page here:


HJ Smylski said...

I've always been a fan of photo manipulation, and these pictures are definitely surreal.
It's always neat to know where other artists get their inspiration and their creativity from to make such creative works like these.


Clippingimages said...

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Jenny Vu said...

Thankyou :)

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