Nowadays, it would be hard to imagine photo editing without Photoshop as it comes in handy not only for professional but also for personal use. People use it for a lot of things starting from creating designs to making themselves look better for pitch-perfect Instagram photos. Probably most of us will also agree that this software is a mighty tool that helps people to unleash their creativity and make magical otherworldly images that would be impossible using only photography. And when it comes to creating magical otherworldly images, one of the first things that come to our minds is photo manipulation. Photo manipulation allows us to change and transform a shot, using various tools and techniques to get a wished reality for a result. It helps people to create amazing images that would be impossible in reality completely unleashing a person’s creativity and surprising others.
Ben Robins is a 29-year-old digital artist from Bristol, UK, whose artwork captivates for its unusual and creative ideas. Even though he works as a wedding, live events and design photographer with experience covering events around the world, he fell in love with the bizarre potential of photo manipulation in 2008. Since then, he has explored its wide possibilities and created various photo manipulations.
His artwork crosses boundaries between dreams and reality, humor and fear, exploring life and death, and mainly focusing on mortality and the vulnerability of the human body. Ben has spent the last 6 years living in South Korea and now he’s on his way back to England to start his own photography venture!
“I’ve been experimenting with photography and editing since I first discovered light-trails and other technical photography; for me, digital manipulation is the same process – you plan out the photos in advance and always end up with something slightly different than you intended, usually for the better. I like images that make you stop for a moment to work out, and will sometimes just sit in a room and look at stuff to see if I can use it in a photo” – the artist told Bored Panda.