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75 Conceptual Photography Examples

From Witchy Occult Portraits to Striking Floral Imagery

— September 17, 2014 — Tech
These conceptual photography examples range from occult-themed images to floral portraits that celebrate the unexplained beauty of nature. Fine art photography is often more poignant and thought-provoking than traditional portraiture or even fashion-related imagery that is more consumer-driven.

Whether playing with a viewer's perception or experimenting with modern technologies, these conceptual photography examples are the opposite of expected. Going against the grain, the fine art photo picks are constantly blurring lines with subject matter that makes one question the meaning of life.

These examples are known to shock and captivate their viewer and illustrate the immense power of a still image. Thanks to modern technology, photography is constantly evolving and these picks are prime examples of this exciting evolution in the world of art.
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Solar Glare Snapshots
Solar Glare Snapshots
Daredevil Jeff McLane Points His Camera Skyward to Capture Sun Photos
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Juxtaposed Jellyfish Photography
Juxtaposed Jellyfish Photography
Alexander Semenov Places Jellyfish into the Sky in This Series
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73
Unearthly Geyser Photography
Unearthly Geyser Photography
The Andes Mountain Geyser Photos by Owen Perry are Out of This World
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72
Surreal Smokey Scenery
Surreal Smokey Scenery
Photographer Svetlana Bailey Captures Dreamy Deserted Landscapes
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71
Cloaked Chopper Snapshots
Cloaked Chopper Snapshots
Christian Werner Portrays Motorcycle Covers as Street Sculptures
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70
Peaceful Fatherhood Photography
Peaceful Fatherhood Photography
What We Conjure by Scott Alario Captures Quaint Parenting Moments
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69
Surreal Beard Captures
Surreal Beard Captures
The Davide Tremolada 'Upside Down (Faces)' Series is Bizarre and Unusual
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68
Haunting Horizon Photography
Haunting Horizon Photography
This Zoltan Bekefy Series is Ephemeral and Minimalist
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67
Surreal Monochromatic Skytography
Surreal Monochromatic Skytography
Photographer Martin Vlach Creates Surreal Skyline Captures
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66
Colorful Twin Photography
Colorful Twin Photography
'Mimicry' by Maurits Giesen and Ilse Leenders Speaks to Individuality
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65
Quirky Personality Portraits
Quirky Personality Portraits
Ben Smith's Unique Paintings Explore Divergent Personal Identities
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64
Surreal Clothing Photography
Surreal Clothing Photography
This Series by Guda Koster Shows Fashion as Ways to Stand Out or Hide
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63
Proportional Perspective Photos
Proportional Perspective Photos
Andrea Ferrari Captures Interiors with a Strikingly Surreal Flair
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62
Haunting Hybrid Photography
Haunting Hybrid Photography
This Surreal Photo Manipulation Series is Mysterious and Poignant
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61
Candid Mid-Air Photography
Candid Mid-Air Photography
Li Wei's Non-Photoshopped Portfolio is Aerial
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60
Experimental Underwater Photography
Experimental Underwater Photography
This Unique Underwater Photo Series Uses a Scanner as a Camera
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59
Eerie Abandoned Dress Photography
Eerie Abandoned Dress Photography
Meg Cowell's Body-Less Dresses are Both Serene and Otherworldly
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58
Calculated Liquid Drop Photos (UPDATE)
Calculated Liquid Drop Photos (UPDATE)
Corrie White Creates Wonderful Art with Drop Photography
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57
Inflatable Elephant Photography
Inflatable Elephant Photography
Jean-Baptiste Courtier is Behind The Elephant Rose Photo Series
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Surreal Nature Self-Portraits
Surreal Nature Self-Portraits
Giulio Musardo Weaves Himself into Fantastical Visual Narratives
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55
Hazy Female Portraits
Hazy Female Portraits
The Series Chromatics by Barbara Cole Feels Soft and Delicate
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54
Galactic Cyberspace Editorials
Galactic Cyberspace Editorials
The W Magazine Spread by Steven Meisel is a Galactic Wonderland
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53
Deceptively Digitalized Portraits
Deceptively Digitalized Portraits
These Self-Portaits are Created Via Computer by Kemi Mai
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52
Surreal Ice Cap Captures
Surreal Ice Cap Captures
Timothy Corbin Photographs Massive Tree-Hanging Icicles
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51
Mystifying Musical Performer Portraits
Mystifying Musical Performer Portraits
Nikolaj Lund Creates Fantasy With Musicans and Instruments
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50
Blood-Smeared Youth Photography
Blood-Smeared Youth Photography
The YDK Morimoe Art is Unbelievably Surreal
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Surreal Invisible Man Photography
Surreal Invisible Man Photography
This Series by Joey Baker Features a Half Invisible Man
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48
Enchanting Arboreal Photography
Enchanting Arboreal Photography
Josephine Richards Takes us on a Journey Through a Magic Forest
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47
Surreal Tree-Clinging Portraits
Surreal Tree-Clinging Portraits
The Jeremy Blincoe Australian Photos Have a Heavenly Touch
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Surreal Photo Collages
Surreal Photo Collages
New Creations by Carroll Taveras Elegantly Combine Realities
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45
Surreal Deep Sea Displays (UPDATE)
Surreal Deep Sea Displays (UPDATE)
Andreas Franke Brings Shipwrecks to Life in Underwater Gallery
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44
Fashionable Light Trail Photography
Fashionable Light Trail Photography
This Photoshoot by Atton Conrad Makes Dresses Out of Captured
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43
Surreal Submerged Bouquet Photography
Surreal Submerged Bouquet Photography
The Gilles Bensimon Watercolor Series Almost Looks Painted
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42
Food-Faced Female Portraits
Food-Faced Female Portraits
On Your Face Features Delicous Edibles on Top of Human Bodies
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41
Surreal Mermaid-Imposed Photography
Surreal Mermaid-Imposed Photography
These Real-Life Mermaids Were Captured From Many Places
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40
Tranquil Forest Captures
Tranquil Forest Captures
Joy St. Claire Shoots Serene Outdoor Shots
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39
Dark Surreal Self-Portraits
Dark Surreal Self-Portraits
Yutha Yamanaka Captures Himself Imaginatively Interacting with Nature
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38
Dissolving Facial Structure Photography
Dissolving Facial Structure Photography
This Series of Monochromatic Photos Depicts Warped Faces
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37
Slow-Motion City Snapshots
Slow-Motion City Snapshots
Yiu Yu Hoi Takes Photographs That are Seriously Stunning
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36
Surreal Blooming Snapshots
Surreal Blooming Snapshots
Paulette Tavormina’s Flower Photography is Magically Painted
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35
Surreal Dream Worlds
Surreal Dream Worlds
Photographer Logan Zillmer Captures Creative Selfies
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34
Surreally Colorful Photo Collages
Surreally Colorful Photo Collages
Eugenia Loli’s Photographic Creations are Mystical Mashups
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33
Blurred Seascape Photography
Blurred Seascape Photography
Maciej Leszczynski's Photos are Surreal
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32
Natural Element Self-Portraits
Natural Element Self-Portraits
Photographer Kyle Thompson Creates Powerful Images
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Whimsical Tea Party Captures
Whimsical Tea Party Captures
This Cade Martin Work is for the Starbucks Tazo Tea Brand Campaign
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30
Stained Reflection Scenery
Stained Reflection Scenery
Fabienne Rivory Incorporates Watercolor into Her Mirrored Photography
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29
Surreal Dream-like Portraits
Surreal Dream-like Portraits
Artist Ceslovas Cesnakevicius Creates a World of his Own
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28
Wanderering Surrealist Photography
Wanderering Surrealist Photography
Julie De Waroquier Creates Dreamy Captures
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27
Abstract Concept Photography
Abstract Concept Photography
Karrah Kobus Photography is Surreal Serenity
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26
Bizarrely Dream-Like Portraits
Bizarrely Dream-Like Portraits
Antonio Mora's Surreal Series is Called 'Dream Portraits'
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25
Surreal Nature Photography
Surreal Nature Photography
Photographer Alicja Bloch Creates Surreal Shots with Nature Settings
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24
Glittering Dreamlike Photography
Glittering Dreamlike Photography
The 'Glitter Glam' Editorial for C-Heads Magazine Sparkles
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Merging Surrealist Photography
Merging Surrealist Photography
Photographer Thomas Barbéy Creates a World All of His Own
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Surreal Reality-Bending Photographs
Surreal Reality-Bending Photographs
These Surreal Photographs Put an Imaginative Twist on Emotions
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21
Surreal Female-Focused Shots
Surreal Female-Focused Shots
These Fantasy Pictures Feature Women Doing Peculiar Things
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Anti-Gravity Photoshoots
Anti-Gravity Photoshoots
The Frederik Heyman Floating Pics Play With Photo Physics
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Striking Surrealism Portraits
Striking Surrealism Portraits
This Oleg Oprisco Photography Boasts Botanical Imagery
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Surreal Scenario Photography
Surreal Scenario Photography
Tim Walker Story Teller Showcases Imaginative Settings
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Daydreaming Damsel Photography
Daydreaming Damsel Photography
Chiara Fersini Creates Imaginative Digitally Manipulated Images
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Surreal Monochromatic Photography
Surreal Monochromatic Photography
These Lovely Surreal Photos are Done in Black and White
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Captive Animal Portraits
Captive Animal Portraits
This Black and White Animal Photography by Lukas Holas is Dark
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Surreal Nuptial Captures
Surreal Nuptial Captures
Sergey Ivanov Turns Couples into Art with Creative Wedding Photos
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13
Rubik-Faced Photography
Rubik-Faced Photography
These Ricardo Salamanca Photo Manipulations are Seriously Surreal
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12
Playfully Surreal Portraits
Playfully Surreal Portraits
Audrey Simper Creates Enchantingly Surreal Female Portraits
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11
Believable Surrealist Photos
Believable Surrealist Photos
Robby Cavanaugh Creates Surrealism Scenes with Realistic Elements
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10
Surrealist Fantasy Photography
Surrealist Fantasy Photography
Photographer Joel Robinson Creates a Self Made Fairy Tale Reality
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Surreal Cloud Photography
Surreal Cloud Photography
Alexis Mire's 'The Cotton Series' Plays with Dreamily Suspended Clouds
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Surreal Gravity-Defying Images
Surreal Gravity-Defying Images
These Stunning Pictures by Hossein Zare Bend the Rules of Gravity
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7
Surreal Eco Photography
Surreal Eco Photography
This Photo Series by Mojebory Boasts Beautiful Otherworldly Elements
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Strikingly Surreal Landscapes
Strikingly Surreal Landscapes
These Photos Contain Mysterious Figures and Unusual Surroundings
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Surreal Self Portraits
Surreal Self Portraits
Elene Usdin Makes Freaky Photos With Peculiar Props
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4
Whimsical Fairy Tale Photography
Whimsical Fairy Tale Photography
These Photos by Katerina Plotnikova Reference Iconic Folklore
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3
Surreal Skyline Photography
Surreal Skyline Photography
Joel Robinson’s Latest Surreal Photographs Create a Dream-Like W
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Surreal Dream-Like Photography
Surreal Dream-Like Photography
Taylor Marie McCormick Showcases Beautifully Surreal Photos
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Surreal Imagination Photos
Surreal Imagination Photos
These Photography Manipulations are Wickedly Original
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