There are few benefits to being born a Soviet. After 25 years as a Moldovan, however, I have identified three: pickled delicacies, rose gold, and the god given right to laugh at other Russians. I think there is just something undeniably hilarious about stereotypical Russians, and for the next five minutes, I extend my birthright to you, reader, so that you can be unrestrained in your enjoyment of these awfully photoshopped Russian wedding pictures.
Digital media artist Greta Poulsen’s latest exhibition, Shift, features a compilation of moving images compressed into one still image. The moving images are from the television series, Dragnet 1967. Photoshop compares each frame and combines the result so that anything that is moving in the frame is manipulated, while everything that stays still remains relatively unchanged.
Teen prodigy Zena Santos’ love for Photoshop developed at a young age. Now the 19-year-old has further developed her uniquely dazzling illustrative style. She’s halfway through completing a Multimedia Design degree at Sydney’s Billie Blue College of Design. If she’s this good now, imagine the calibre of work she’ll be producing in another few years.
The big media news of the past few days has been the proposal by fifty French lawmakers that would require all altered images be labeled with a disclaimer that they have been digitally enhanced.
Illustrator Aeron Elfrey uses Photoshop to its fullest to create completely unique and disturbing images. Elfrey obscures and mutates his source images to the point where his final pieces are greater than the sum of their parts, and look rather painterly, richly textured, cohesive, and genuinely horrific. The t-shirt he designed for Syracuse-based metalcore band Unholy is the very definition of bad-ass, but I much prefer the Finnish doom metal band of the same name.