Monica Carvalho is a Swiss photographer passionate about finding similarities in things. She uses her fertile imagination to combine these similarities into surreal photo manipulations. The result is a series of amusing, mesmerizing, and mindblowing pictures.
I’m a Swiss photographer passionate about finding similarities in things. Since a young age, I’ve had a fascination for illusionism and magic tricks. I deeply admire the work of the Surrealists and the infinite possibilities that the medium of photography offers for playing around. The turning point in my career was when I discovered the photo-editing software Adobe Photoshop, which allowed me to merge my photos with my imagination. Since then, my motto has been to make “the ordinary extraordinary” – to elevate the meaning of everyday objects. A significant aspect of my work is that I only use photos taken by myself. This challenge makes my artistic adventures very exciting and personal, as I share an intimate connection with each element in my photomontages: I know the models, touched the objects, saw the buildings, stroked the animals, ate the foods, played the instruments…Monica Carvalho