You may have heard this photographic illustrations term for the first time because photography is another thing whereas illustration is somehow different. But artist Josh Dykgraaf put amazing photographic illustrations together in an astonishing way. At first glance, you’ll get as these are birds and animal but in actual, they aren’t.
“My personal work (and much of my commercial work) features manipulation of my own photography.” He says. “I love creating things that people can engage with. Whether that is art, illustration or brands.”
“My real passion though is creating things that have an impact on people. All the effort is worth it when I see someone double-take at my work. The buzz I get from that moment can keep me going for days, imagining the viewer reconsidering the limits of the world or just investigating the details of my work.” He wrote down.
He has been working as a full time freelance illustrator since 2012 and was originally trained in graphic design and photography. He recently completed his first solo exhibition in Melbourne Australia at FortyFiveDownstairs gallery on Flinders Lane.
He created these amazing photographic illustrations that are truly brilliant. He also given a short description about that photographic illustration to let others know when it was created and why?
Such as he says about Kooka, green parrot. “This image is a photographic manipulation. It’s part of a series I’ve been working on this year making animal forms from landscapes and natural materials that I’ve shot myself. This one uses leaves I collected at Fitzroy falls in NSW, Australia. The branch is the actual trunk of a gum tree; the colors haven’t been altered aside from shading”.