Bonding with our family is very important to so many of us. Those sweet moments around camp fire after fishing with your dad might be the most memorable in your lifetime. But Adrian Sommeling, Netherlands based photographer, digital artist, graphic designer and web developer took family bonding to a whole different level. He made it into art! After practicing fine art for years, he eventually realized that digital art works better for him. And he was not wrong! This surreal photo project he envisioned is awe-inspiring. Using Photoshop Manipulation skills Adrian tells a unique story of his son’s epic adventures. Each of these surreal images features awesome scenarios such as playing around with pyramids, riding a rhinoceros, and skating on a skyscraper. Take a look!
I am an photographer/digital artist who’s life is dedicated to create something out of nothing. I think my work is a kind of hyperrealistic
Life is my main inspiration. My main source is my son and my own memories, but even a conversation with friends can be an inspiration source. My problem and blessing is that my thoughts never stop
In the past I used oil on canvas to forfeit my need to create. Now in the digital time I do the same, only now with photos and photoshop. I work often with my son, cause he is a big reason for my inspiration, plus he is always there. If I have an idea, I want to create it as soon as possible. My son is always near me and knows how to act. So a perfect model as well
I will be mainly focusing on advertising photography for clients. And there is a chance that I will start doing this work in Dubai as well. That will be my project for 2017.
Photoshop Manipulation Tutorials by Adrian?!
Seeing these phenomenal, funny images inspired me to start creating my own querky photos. But if you would like to reach Adrian’s level of Photoshop manipulations you are certainly going to need some help. Luckily Adrian has started his own workshop, and you can grab some of his awesome tutorials here. This will certainly be a great start in creating your own digital art. Never miss out on any of Adrian’s new projects and offers by following him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Finally, I would like to invite you to drop a few lines in the comment section bellow, and let me know your thoughts on these images.
Visual content courtesy of Adrian Sommeling.