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Parallel Worlds: Photo Manipulations by Michal Karcz

A digitally manipulated photo of a broken road under a strange architectural structureSpiritual Archives

Photographer and digital artist Michal Karcz creates parallel worlds through his surreal photo manipulations. These artworks are often inspired by music, movies and dreams and have a great science-fiction or fantasy feel to them.


Karcz manipulations are quite impressive – he manages to blend the real with the digitally altered in such a way as to make the two barely distinguishable from one another. In his photos, huge impossible monoliths loom in the background, or pieces of landscape float oddly in front of strangely coloured skies.


A digital image of a black cube floating over dark waterThe Last Known Photograph of God v2


The artist also has a gallery of beautiful portraits on his website. The portraits are frequently simple facial close-ups, however a few of them also veer into fantasy territory by placing the subject in a mysterious or unlikely setting. In some cases the subject interacts with the setting to give the photo the look of a still from a movie scene. 

A digital image of a submarine deep underwaterEndless Deep

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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