Artist Creates Surreal Photo Manipulations That Are Both Pretty and Creepy

Nowadays, with Photoshop and other photo editing apps, people are able to achieve amazing artworks like never before. Monica Carvalho is among the artists taking photography to the next level. Her surreal photo manipulations are both exciting and creepy.

Carvalho’s love for photography started when she was still young and she perfected her skill as she got older. Nowadays, taking photographs and transforming them into art is her first love.

Carvalho is not planning to neglect her craft anytime soon, and has a lot of projects lined up. Her Instagram page is full of eye-catching pieces. We are certain they’ll put you in deep thought.

Check out her exceptional work in the gallery below.

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Hey guys! Today is #InternationalArtistsDay so I thought I’d introduce myself a bit 👋❤️ I’m Monica Carvalho, 26, born in the French part of Switzerland to Portuguese parents. I’ve been living in Berlin for 2 years now, it’s a great city for art and open-minded people (and party 😄). My passion is to create images that make you look twice! I’ve been obsessed with optical illusions and dreams since I came across the surreal work of René Magritte as a kid. I chose Adobe Photoshop as the canvas where I would express myself artistically, because of the endless photo-editing possibilities it offers. I get a daily dose of inspiration on Instagram, which is such a great platform to discover the work from other artists! 👁 The photomontage of me sleeping under the road (2016) was the first one to get more attention. I think it’s because of the play in materiality, how I turned a soft light blanket into tough heavy tarmac. I usually combine photos from my travels with photos of my body parts (or friends/family). The only thing that matters to me when I create these images is to only use photos I took myself. That’s my artistic challenge (and of course that of finding new ideas!)💡If you want more info about my art check the Q&A on my profile 😊 Apart from photomontages, I enjoy painting and ‘normal’ photography (@monicaperture). I’m vegetarian, only wear black, love murder mystery books and eat raw cake dough a bit too often. Oh and I’m growing my half-shaved head back and it’s at that asymmetrical point where it looks really silly… 😂 What about you??? Tell me 3 things about yourself in a comment below ❤️ AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FOLLOWING ME AND YOUR AMAZING SUPPORT!!!

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