Manipulated Reality: Nathan Spotts’ Impossible Worlds

The amazing landscapes featured in Nathan Spotts’ series Unrealistic Scenes are the product of his imagination and a childhood spent reading science fiction stories; each of the photorealistic composite images mashes up real world locations with what he calls “constructed fantastical elements,” to stunning results. “I’ve always been captivated by the beauty of our world, and often dream of the things that lay just beyond what we can see,” he explained to My Modern Met. “I wanted to create images of scenes that are not-quite real, but that almost could be.” Click through now to be instantly transported by his work, and head over to Spotts’ website to preview his next project, Above the Sea of Mist, a series of composite photo illustrations of Japan.

Photo credit: Nathan Spotts