Los Angeles-based artist Alexandra Bellissimo
has created some amazing collages using the human body and nature. As a conceptual photographer, Bellissimo creates work revolving around "making" pictures instead of simply taking them. Love the surreal nature to these black and white photo manipulations.
"Through the use of juxtaposition between nature and the human figure, my photo collages evoke a variety of human emotions such as anxiety, tranquility, and confinement," Bellissimo tells us. "With this unification of people and nature, the collages act as a surreal interpretation of these emotions in order to create a cohesive visual image where they coexist.
"I originally experimented with the concept of merging the human form and nature through digital manipulation. The idea of physically collaging the photographs came afterward, when I decided to approach the body of work through a more organic approach. Through this use of manipulating the environment and the subject, I seek to the challenge the expectations of the viewer to perceive new, mysterious imagery that otherwise would not exist."
Alexandra Bellissimo's website