Feel like being inspired and having your creative taste buds tingled? Here’s 3 fantastic photographers/photomanipulators worthy of your love:
Aaron is an absolute God when it comes to Photoshop. His images are crazy, elaborate, often hilarious, incredibly detailed and very surreal. He’s a master at creating images that look real, yet clearly can’t be. His awesome technical-skills are matched only by his wild creativity and goofy sense of humour.
My reasons for including him here are also personal: Aaron’s awesome tutorials over at Phlearn.com taught me practically everything I know about Photoshop. His motivational videos were also the reason I started and completed my own 365 Project. Anytime I need a kick in my creative backside, I check out his work. If you’re looking for inspiration, motivation and a dose of “mind-blow”, Aaron’s your man.
Joel Robison is many things: amazing photographer, teacher, traveler, nice guy, hard worker, inspiration, storyteller. He has an insane work ethic, having completed 4 x 365 Projects, a 52-Week Project and creating thousands of images, each one more inspiring than the last. He’s shot for Coca Cola and done a tour for the FIFA World Cup. On top of that, he co-founded The Wild Ones, a group of photographers who travel around the USA hosting workshops and teaching other photographers all they know. God knows where he finds the time.
As for his images, they’re unique, inspirational, motivational, happy, quirky, beautiful, artistic, fun, dreamlike, surreal. Every image tells a story and contains a world to explore and get lost in. Viewing Joel’s images makes you feel like a little kid again.
Joel’s a downright nice guy; humble, friendly, patient and always willing to share his knowledge with those who ask. I’ve read blog after blog people have written praising Joel for how much he’s helped them with their own photography.
It’s no surprise Joel is well-loved; as of writing, his Facebook page has 178,000 likes. Check him out for a dose of inspiration, motivation and joy!
Sarah creates fantastical artwork, telling a story through her elaborate props, clothing, scenery and special effects. She draws inspiration from movies, TV shows, pop culture, books and her own life. Her art is equal parts beautiful, dramatic, theatrical, gorgeous and poignant.
Sarah deals with ME, yet still finds the energy to create these absolutely stunning images. On top of that she’s a lovely person who never hesitates to share her knowledge and encourage other photographers. I’ve been privileged to call Sarah a friend.
Which photographers, dead or alive, do YOU admire and why? Drop a comment below.