31 Oct '12, 9am

Artist Stitches Hundreds of Nature Photos To Create Lush, Fantastic Worlds

Artist Stitches Hundreds of Nature Photos To Create Lush, Fantastic Worlds

Nature photos can come in a wide range of subject matter and approaches (check out our new, rotating Photo of the Day for instance), but that doesn't mean one has to stop at the click of the shutter. Using hundreds of nature shots rather than one, Sydney, Australia-based digital artist Catherine Nelson literally "paints" fantastic, tiny ecosystems that don't exist in reality but in the imagination. © Catherine Nelson Each of Nelson's pieces are composed by stitching together hundreds of nature photos, a technique that Nelson adapted from her work in the film industry as a special visual effects artist. Most amazingly, no 3D manipulation is used in her work, it is all painstakingly stitched photography! Nelson recounts on This is Colossal and her bio about her motivation in doing these pieces (measuring around 40" x 40"), each of which often take her a month to complete: Wh...

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