Pencil vs. Camera

6 Jun

Pencil vs. Camera’ by Ben Heine
image © Ben Heine

‘Pencil vs. Camera’ by ivory coast-born brussels-based photographer ben heine is a series of images that inject hand-drawn pictures within real-life settings to create a composite effect that is often surreal and highly narrative. Manipulating the backdrop to host added elements such as real-life tetris blocks,floating speech bubbles, and an alcoholic panda, the photographs are an exercise in manual photoshop, always including heine’s hand which holds up the sketched piece of paper in the foreground.

Alarmingly accurate and crisply focused, the series puts great care in the alignment and perspective required to successfully pull off the optical illusion. heine creates seemingly effortless snapshots that are highly imaginative and contextual.

3 Responses to “Pencil vs. Camera”

  1. emilywynn June 6, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    I don’t even know what to say — this is so cool! I love the effect the pencil drawings create. Each photograph emphasizes something different through the effect. And knowing a little bit about photography and photoshop I know that this is definitely a challenge. Definitely cool.

  2. vitasamb2001 June 6, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    One word- OUTSTANDING! Creative and impressive as well 🙂

  3. Marie Godfrey August 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Wow-weeeeeeeeeeeee these images are just the coolest thing – I LOVE them to bits!

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