Belgian born artist Toon Hertz keeps his real name a secret, but luckily not his work. His digitally manipulated images combine photography with illustration to result in surreal and dark, but sweet portraits. With their big eyes and tiny noses, his subjects resemble Bratz dolls if Tim Burton were to design them. Read more
While most sports fans will be busy watching large men grunt as they play the NFL Championship game tomorrow, I thought I’d introduce you to a different sort of Troglodyte today: the celebrity caveman. Read more
London based artist Magnus Gjoen’s embellished objects are all created digitally, he does everything on his Mac. His graphic skills are largely self taught and stem from being a self-confessed “geek.” Gjoen keeps a digital scrapbook where he collects images including “everything from pictures of a urinal wall to a painting at the Pitti Palace.” Read more
Benjamin Grelle, who goes by the moniker ‘The Frogman’ on the internet, is the man behind Babies With Laser Eyes, a tumblr site that introduced him to many a viewer.
above: Benjamin Grelle, aka The Frogman, has a sense of humor, some photoshop skills and as he candidly admits on his site, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
A large lovable looking bear of a guy with a penchant for dogs, his latest collection of photoshopped goodness is Warp Dogs. A collection of images of dogs hanging their heads out of car windows – jowls flapping, ears flying – whose backgrounds have been replaced with galaxies viewed at Warp Speed.
Simple and silly, if these images don’t make you crack a smile, you’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
and an animated gif:
Check out more fun stuff from The Frogman here.
Street Stone is a series of digitally created images conceived of and shot by photographer Léo Caillard with photoshop manipulation by Alexis Persani. Read more
above: Deborah Hamon’s The Game combines a painted figure with a photographic background.
41 year old artist Deborah Hamon, born in Adelaide, Australia and now living and working in Marin County (my own home town), was recently named one of PDN’s 30 Photographers to Watch and has been featured in New American Paintings, Israel’s Picnic magazine, Flak photo, has a permanent piece (Wonderland) in the prestigious Crocker Bank Art Museum Collection, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, honors and mentions. Read more