Spectacular Alternate Universe Full of Surreal Imagery


Madrid-based photographer Silvia Grav offers a surreal look at the world. Her manipulated monochromatic images feature both human figures and inanimate object in unconventional ways. In the photographer’s alternate universe, a basic drinking glass holds a rippling ocean and there is a constant juxtaposition of the human body and the universe.

Grav’s portraits of young women are often overlaid with galactic imagery. Stars and beams of light shoot through their bodies like a spectacular scene of transcendence. Additionally, the photographer often plays with light and shadows to reveal striking visual elements. She has a dramatic and, at times, science fictional quality to her work that ranges from bizarre and creepy to mysterious and dreamy.









Silvia Grav on Flickr
via [Republic X]





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