Cinematic Photomanipulations that Blur the Line Between Reality and Fantasy

Vincent Bourilhon photographer

Fine art photographer Vincent Bourilhon, an artist from Paris has been shooting images ever since he first had a camera at the young age of 16.  Bourilhon has the talent to merge in-camera images with digital photo manipulations to compose astonishing, ethereal results. The Frenchman’s visual creations set themselves apart from the rest in the way they are presented. Every single picture possesses a look akin to cinema, to the point that any one of his photographs can easily be mistaken for a still frame lifted from a high budget film.

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Bourilhon articulates and communicates his vision of a vibrant, pulsating world through enchantingly fanciful images. His works are all stunningly surreal and they invite viewers to be immersed in visual narratives and otherworldly scenes.

Vincent Bourilhon photography

As he churns out more work, he continues to astonish and amaze with new, inventive concepts. Some familiar, recurring themes, like airplanes, rainclouds, and mystic jars, are revisited in different ways, while other images delve into fresh ideas and dimensions.

Vincent Bourilhon photomanipulation

Bourilhon’s work is beautifully and consistently cinematic, with each shot oozing with enchantment, adventure, as well as self-discovery. Bourilhon’s gift at juxtaposing real life environments with meticulously prepared post-processing always produces the wild realities he conjures in his head. His fertile imagination results in these quirky themes that, even though extremely weird, come to life in each photograph.

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He says, “I love fantasizing, I love inventing and creating. I think the real world is flat, not original and very negative. If art does not lead us to a different world in which we all live, it does not meet its mission. I am passionate about the dream and magic that surround our thoughts. If we can express ourselves, we should do that.”

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It is quite a bizarre, different world that he conjures through his photography, but they are all credibly done, fooling the viewer at least for a few moments that such a circumstance or state exists.


See his amazingly surreal concepts, brought to life through his images here.

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Patricia Ramos

Patricia Ramos

I am a freelance photographer who is no stranger to smudged lenses, long hours in front of the computer, heavy camera bags (and the back aches that ensued) and missing lens caps. If you know what I'm talking about, you probably have as much love and passion for photography as I do.