Imaginary Worlds Brought to Life With Unexpected Photo Combinations

Surreal Digital Art by Justin Peters

Have you ever dreamt of surfing on clouds or exploring the sparkling spiral arms of the galaxy? German self-taught Photoshop expert Justin Peters visualizes these surreal fantasies in his growing portfolio of digital art. Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s quote, “Everything you can imagine is real,” Peters’ photo-manipulations merge unrelated, real-life images together to create magical worlds straight from the artist’s imagination.

Peters first became interested in photography in 2015, but quickly realized he didn’t want his images to depict reality. Instead, he learnt how to edit his photos on YouTube and began creating unique digital art inspired by surrealist painters.

From whirling carnival rides above erupting volcanoes to glowing jellyfish swimming in the sky, Peters’ whimsical digital collages are made using digital stock photos. Many of the unexpected combinations include imagery from nature and science that have then been given the artist’s distinct surrealist twist. Peters reveals, “I hope that when people experience my work, they discover a new and different world, which they can dive into to prove that everything is possible when you open your mind.”

You can see more from Peters’ impressive portfolio on Instagram.

German self-taught Photoshop expert Justin Peters visualizes dreamlike fantasies in his growing portfolio of digital art.

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Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s quote, “Everything you can imagine is real,” Peters’ photo-manipulations merge stock images to create magical worlds straight from the artist’s imagination.

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Justin Peters: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Behance

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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