Voor deze surrealistische foto’s is géén Photoshop gebruikt

A. de Jong 18 jul 2018 Fotografie

De fotografie van John Dykstra is in één woord te omschrijven: surrealistisch. “Ik geloof in de kracht van het perspectief”, zegt hij er zelf over. Feit is in ieder geval dat hij voor het eindresultaat géén Photoshop gebruikt.

Surrealistische fotografie zonder Photoshop

Mijn doel is om foto’s te maken die zweven tussen abstractie en realiteit”, zegt de fotograaf op zijn website. “Door de illusie van realisme en de subjectiviteit van menselijke ervaringen te verbinden, zitten mijn foto’s tussen daglicht en dagdroom in.”

So many of you are familiar with this photograph, I wonder if it's worthwhile to present it once again. But this photograph is especially important to me, and I realized I haven't posted a finished version up on the IG feed yet. It is one of those foundational images in my repertoire that I knew, as soon as I had finished it, it would affect every single photograph I made afterward from thereon out. A true vision establishing work. It has since gone through several edits in the past 18 months, often changing slightly between prints. Some tones get lighter, some get darker, some subtle changes in hue are made that correspond with how well I'm feeling over the course of that season. This is the most recent of those. But what remains the same is the soul behind the image, reminding me of the message that drove me to where I am today. And as autumn ushers in new yearnings for changing, I find myself once again redrawing my boundaries..

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John Dykstra op Instagram

Volg de Amerikaanse fotograaf John Dystra ook op Instagram, waar je op sommige foto’s naar rechts kunt swipen om dezelfde plaatjes in een ander perspectief te zien. Check ook deze creatieve parels waarvoor wél Photoshop is gebruikt.

A rough sketch in chalk with apples // #studioday #contemporaryphotography #fineartphotography #detroitphotographer #michiganders #midwestisbest #anamorphicillusion #illusion #invisible #minimal #mnnl #conceptualphotography

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To bridge reality with surreality by discovering which visions are possible to manifest through the single, straight photograph.

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Serre I: Family Tree // Apologies for the reupload, but I decided to introduce clouds via my fog machine. This is a look at a possible series of still lives. Eyes from photos past, printed and hung from the branches of this dying tree. Swipe right for another angle. Dedicated to @finner__1 for his generosity.

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Another experiment with the glass layer prototype. Thanks to @lexietakis for sitting in this shot.

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BjK9Nm5l0u2/

@_reuko visited the studio tonight, and the results look like an action thriller film starring a snowboarding assassin.

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https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhm_XCGFZtd/

Really thankful for @battleware and @samu61syx

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I know how, sometimes, our favorite dreams can feel so far away; how the accumulation of the lightest dreams can eventually weigh you down. I know how life can feel like an entire contradiction, but aren't the improbabilities what make this life so special? I know about the standing parts when it simply hurts to walk, while the heart is whispering everything you thought you wanted out of flying. I know about what it's like to be tied to the moon, and to dream about letting go, to wish you would stop wishing.

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Through another door. // #minimalmood #mnml #fineartphotography #contemporaryartist #conceptualphotography #chalkboard #detroitphotographer #mediumformat #textures #doorway #pathway #ascension #portal #midwestisbest #johndykstra #moodygrams #straightphotography #illusions #perspective

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A throwback to a practice work I did in January 2015, titled "Fruit of Klimt". It was an attempt at a homage to Gustav Klimt's style and the influence he had in the art world. One of my goals was to mimic his stylization of the human figure as well as touch on the emphasis he placed on symbolism. The pomegranate is symbolic of fertility, a subject he touched on, as well as an indication of the amount of artwork that was generated by his influence. This photograph was not a complete success, but I think it exhibits a lot of improvement and a turning point in my approach to photography. // #fineart #fineartphotography #surrealism #contemporaryart #detroitartist #detroitphotographer #igersmichigan #studioportrait #experimental #portfolio #symbolism #blackandgold #textures #artnouveau #klimt

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