Surreal Photo Manipulations That Make You Do a Double Take

Photographer Thomas Barbéy, who we first learned about on Design You Trust, counts René Magritte, M.C. Escher, and Roger Dean amongst his favorite artists, and the trio’s influence on Barbéy is clear. He creates surreal photo manipulations that aren’t necessarily subtle, but the way they fit together inspires a double take. The images, though bizarre, are based in everyday life or things found in nature: traffic jams, walks on the beach, animals in the wild. Barbéy sees his works as puzzles and notes that some compositions combine images that were shot decades apart. He always waits for the perfect match. Take a closer look in our gallery, and visit the artist’s website for more surreal montages.

Photo credit: Thomas Barbéy