Artist Luisa Azevedo Combines Different Things To Make Enchanting Photos

Specializing in surreal photography, 21-year-old Lisbon-based artist Luisa Azevedo combines unexpected objects and places to create enchantingly dreamy composite images. From plants turned into parachutes to flamingos with floral bodies and more, Azevedo’s works are a testament to her superb photo manipulation skills. Above all, her whimsical creations offer us a sneak peek into the young artist’s creative mind and playful imagination.

A graduate of Multimedia Art at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, Azevedo has always been fond of arts. But it was at the age of 15, she discovered the wonders of photography through Instagram. So, as her interest in the craft grew, she started exploring new techniques, which eventually introduced her to Photoshop.

 

 

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Lisbon-based artist Luisa Azevedo specializes in surreal photography

According to Azevedo, she learned how to use the software by simply watching tutorials on YouTube and in March 2015, she published the first-ever image that she edited on Photoshop. Since then, she has challenged herself to produce one piece per day to hone her skills even further.

 

 

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She uses real-life photos and Photoshop to create dreamy surreal photography

She uses real-life photos, either taken by her or sourced from microstock websites, to create each composite. Her creations typically feature a fanciful twist on animals, plants, landscapes and nature in general. So, she starts off by sketching her ideas on paper. And once she has come up with a final concept, she would then start looking for relevant photos to actualize her vision.

 

 

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Through her out-of-this-world concepts, the artist is able to create a dream-like world where there’s no limit to imagination and creativity

By seamlessly merging unexpected figures together, Azevedo creates a dream-like world where there’s no limit to imagination and creativity. Additionally, she incorporates a muted color scheme into her works, which contributes to their overall dreamy aesthetic. Even at a young age, Azevedo has already managed to curate an impressive portfolio which has earned her a large following on Instagram.

 

So, with all that said let’s take a look at some more of her unique creations

 

 

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On her Instagram page, Azevedo also shares helpful advice for aspiring artists who wish to pursue this style of art. Here’s one of her tips to beginner artists:

“Create something new every day for a year. You will learn and improve more than you imagine. This takes a lot of strength and dedication, but it is rewarding. Believe me.”

So, make sure you follow her to see more of her work and to receive some tips and tricks.

Source: Luisa Azevedo