What does Surreal Mean?• Element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions.• Began around 1920’s• Dream like• Salvador Dali, Painter
The paintings of Rene Magritte• Show us a world that cannot physically exist in real space, yet do exist in the two dimensional visual space of his work.
The Project:1. The work should combine 2to 5 images into a single image.2. Should access thesurreal, things that can onlyhappen in a subconsciousreality.3. How can you show us themagic of photography totransform reality into dream?Create something that appearsreal, but yet surely cannot be...
Examples from 2012 Graduate, Pamela Tuazon
Combining Nature with man-made objects: Pattern and Textures
Now combined!• *I cut out the pathway and door using lasso tool in photoshop
Frog (oraganic) combined with cityscape (non-living)
Cut out individual pieces using define layer mask or lasso tool.
People & Overlays
Subtle overlays(adjust opacity in photoshop!)
You may combine more than 2 photos!
Push the Surreal Boundaries By Jerry UelsmannSurreal Photomontage by Jim Kazanjian
Photoshopped Magazine Ads
Less Obvious or More Obvious?
Videos!• Blending mode in Photoshop:• http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=KNuQERoJQPA• Cutting out photo & overlaying: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=HN0PUdWcPKs& feature=related
Now…for practice…outside• Take 1 photo of a pattern of inanimate/non-living object (brick wall)• Take 1 photo of living thing (person, flowers, plants)• We will be combining these in photoshop for our warm up today!