Your Monday Mix!
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Another Monday Mix….Enjoy!
Sarolta Bán is a 27 year old self-taught photographer/photo manipulator from Budapest, Hungary. Originally a jewelery designer, Sarolta usually works on an image from a few hours to a couple of days and uses up to 100 different layers for one picture.
“I like using ordinary elements and by combining them, I can give them various stories, personalities. I hope that the meanings of my pictures are never too limited, are open in some way, each viewer can transform them into a personal aspect. So I’m happy if different people find different meanings in my images.”
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Juan Carlos Frederico is an Argentine graphic designer and illustrator living and working in Buenos Airies. Federico studied physics at the University of Buenos Airies in 1984 and began studying graphic design in 1986. From 1992 to 1998 he taught Graphic Design at UBA and opened the design firm “Signum” in 1992.
Federico became involved in illustration first while teaching his theoretical essays about design. After abandoning illustration for a while to focus on his design company, he began his digital assemblage as part of a game with his son Joaquin where they would have fun composing imaginary characters in Photoshop.
To see more of Federico’s amusing images, visit JuanCarlosFederico.com.ar.
Today’s images are by UK artist Andy Hixon. Hixon was born and raised in Manchester in 1982 where he earned a BA in Illustration from Stockport University. While in school, he developed his method of combining photography, illustration, sculpture, and digital manipulation to create his unique images and animations.
Some of today’s images may look familiar to you, especially if you’re a fan of the TV show “Ghost Whisperer” where they appear in the show’s intro. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Maggie Taylor has a BA in philosophy from Yale University and an MFA in photography from the University of Florida.
In 1996, after more than ten years as a still-life photographer, Taylor began creating her images digitally. Using ﬂatbed scanners and Adobe Photoshop, Taylor creates unique digital collages that “transport viewers to dreamlike worlds inhabited by everyday objects.” Primarily a ﬁne artist, Taylor also spends some of her time creating cover images for books and music CDs. Her commercial clients include Warner Brothers Music and Penguin Publishing.
Taylor’s work is featured in “Adobe Photoshop Master Class: Maggie Taylor’s Landscape of Dreams”, “Solutions Beginning with A” , and “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll . Her images are in numerous public and private collections including Princeton University Art Museum, The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Museum of Photography, Seoul. She currently lives in Gainesville, Florida.
To see more of Taylor’s work, visit MaggieTaylor.com.
Inspired by surrealism and cyberpunk styles of art, Japanese artist Kazuhiko Nakamura is drawn to 19th century machine designs and armor, among other stylistic aspects of that time period. His work is created in a portrait style, while still containing a puzzle-like quality.
Born in Hyogo, Japan, in 1961, Nakamura began making digital art in 1996. His work has appeared in many computer graphic books and magazines. One reviewer commented, “Kazuhiko Nakamura’s art is a surreal hybrid of man and machine, a hard marriage of metal and flesh.” (bio from Device Gallery).
To see more of Nakamura’s work, visit his Mechanical Mirage website.