Aorta's Monky Styles Series is Playfully Imaginative and Surreal

 - May 24, 2011
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Fantastical photoshoots like the Monky Styles photo series are too playful and quirky not to love. Yes, its surreal quality may deter you from appreciating it as something actually concrete, but even the biggest realist cannot help but appreciate the imagination and creativity exuding from each image.

Shot by Sweden-based photography collective Aorta, which is comprised of photographers Marco Grizelj and Kristian Kran, the Monky Styles photo series is a perfect example of playful concepts paired with striking execution. More than that, however, it also shows how well executed these ideas are.

From interactive illustrations to levitating props and cloned models, the Monky Styles photo series definitely relies heavily on expert photo manipulation. I especially like how there is a lot of color in each shot.