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Peculiar Painting-Like Photos
Photographer Nicholas Scarpinato Captures Dreamlike Scenes

By: Shiori Mine (Star) Jul 16, 12

Fine art photographer Nicholas Scarpinato creates dreamlike captures that mimic the beauty of traditional paintings using digital mediums. Utilizing techniques like duplication and photo painting, Scarpinato transforms ordinary portraits and landscapes into stunning artistic masterpieces.

Based in Richmond, Virginia, Nicholas Scarpinato uses props like mason jars, bowler hats and billowing clouds in his sublime series. Objects like bowler hats and picturesque cloudy skies are synonymous with Belgium artist Rene Magritte. With series titles like ‘The Weather Man’ and ‘Tornado Alley,’ the unparalleled beauty of Mother Nature is clearly a thematic fascination by this young photographer.

Like many artists, Scarpinato often uses himself as the figurative model in his cloudy, fantasy-filled photographs. Advancements in photo editing software are allowing artists to design unimaginable scenes that break traditional boundaries in fine art.

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