I love that, as a viewer, photography allows me to see into the imagination of someone else. This is particularly the case with manipulated imagery. Whether altered in the camera or in the darkroom, photographers use specific framing, lighting, and editing to tell their story. I agree that this is the case with most photography - the subject matter is based on what the photographer chooses; the framing of the photo is most often deliberate. But with manipulated photography the decisions are often made before seeing a particular subject. Lighting, layering of images, and additions/subtractions are precise in order to build a story and convey something that can become even more than a photograph.
Here are a few stories to share, enjoy.
"Release" by Zseike
"Mind's Eye", by Anika Toro, is a monthly post focusing on abstract and manipulated photography. Anika lives in TN with her baby, husband, and two naughty cats. She loves taking photos every moment of every day.