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Kavan the Kid Interview: Art Saved His Life

American photographer Kavan the Kid has expressed his disquiet emotions in the surrealist imagery that he produces. Fears, anxiety, depression are aspects unfolded in his visuals, and he talks openly about these personal struggles in this interview. He has collaborated with Human Code to create a candle with his artwork, to be sold online and […]

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Blinged-Color Photography by Steve Brown

Featured in 2016 for his digital piece merging “Star Wars” and “The Last Supper,” UK photographer works under high-pressure environments for brands, publishing houses and television networks. To name a few: Dark Arts Publishing, Sony, and BBC. None of the pictures here reflect the latter, however, Brown has also focused heavily on portrait photography of […]

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Scarred For Life: The Digital Work of Tom Flanagan

Featured here is Tom Flanagan’s self-portrait shots of various titles from “Scarred for Life” to “Innocence Lost,” which explores his emotions/turmoils with life and coming of age. The photos digitally edited with cigarette-like-burns or bodies splitting open like ripe bananas show a darker side to the artist’s portfolio and career start; currently he works in […]

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Radical Beauty: Elizaveta Porodina with Lily Moore

Elizaveta Porodina is a Munich-based (Moscow-born) fashion and fine-art photographer. Her work is experimental, bending reality with colour-burst surrealism and black-and-white romanticism. The emotional symbolism underlying her work derives from her studies in clinical psychology. Featured here is her contribution to Radical Beauty, a photo project aimed at challenging beauty normativity in contemporary culture. The […]

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As Seen Through the Darkness: Digital Art by Lente Scura

Lente Scura, Italian for “dark lens,” has a working name reflecting both the atmosphere and meaning within his art. As he explains in an interview with Urban-Muse, his lens—his point of view—is expressed in a manner that is “surreal and mystical with dark emotional tones.” By combining photo-manipulation with digital painting, he submerges the subjects […]

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Time and Mutation: Photo Weaving by Jason Chen

Jason Chen is a Philadelphia-based artist (and the co-founder of Paradigm Gallery + Studio) who experiments with the “movement, process, and mutation” of time—a.k.a., the “Fourth Dimension”—in an innovative process called photo weaving. Using multiple photos of the same subject, each taken within seconds of each other, Chen merges them piece-by-piece. From a distance, the […]

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Midnight’s Illumination: Night Photography by Elsa Bleda

The world is truly a different place at night; submerged into stillness and shadow, familiar places become as otherworldly as the bottom of the ocean. Elsa Bleda is a photographer and visionary who captures the haunting power of this nightly transformation. A focus of her work is her home, the city of Johannesburg. “There are […]

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Clouded Eyes and Dark Horizons: Photography by Karina Boissonnier

Karina Boissonnier is a Finland-based photographer who is using the camera to create her imagined world. In a beautiful series of portraits titled “An Introduction: Anna,” which are part of a larger project that she has worked hard on, Boissonnier has captured the subject (Wei Wang) in a dark natural landscape filled with creeping branches […]

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Minimalist Creature Portraits by Delphine Cencig

Delphine Cencig is a French photographer who discovered her passion for photography after working in various fields, such as cosmetics and visual communication. This diverse background shapes her current work, which is best described as vivid and eclectic; through a combination of photography, fashion, makeup, and digital manipulation, she turns models into dolls, beasts, and […]

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Bloody, Beautiful, and Bizarre: Portraits by Karina Marandjian

Karina Marandijan (a.k.a., “daunhaus”) is a Moscow-based artist creating wonderfully weird digitally modified portraits. Her compositions are dark and surreal with a touch of fetish; piercings and wounds mark the body of the ivory-skinned alien-esque subject, creating a bloody contrast of innocence and suffering. The white backdrops resemble a sterile, laboratory-type environment, within which the […]