German-based photographer Phillip Schumacher has an extreme talent for creating enchanting, surreal scenes filled with creativity and imagination. His love for the universe is quite apparent in this series, entitled Cosmic Love. Each image is a mystical self-portrait in which he canoodles with tiny planets that are photoshopped into his arms. Schumacher says it's as simple as this: "I just like the idea of transforming my room into space."
A dark room, a starry sky, and a silhouetted figure are the backdrop to these bright, glowing planets. On his Flickr page, Schumacher insists that you view many of the photographs on a black background. It's amazing how much more powerful each scene becomes when set against a dark infinite background of never-ending stars. A magical mood emanates from this work, as Schumacher reflects on the mystery of outer space and the world beyond our own planet.