From photography to illustration

Darren Hopes was always an illustrator. He had no doubt about what career he should choose, but, despite his feelings, he ended up studying photography. "Jem Southam came along and (...) showed me cut up photographs, constructed images, scribbled on negatives, painted on Polaroid, photo-illustration (...) and I was tempted".

Darren Hopes, digital illustrationDarren Hopes, digital illustration

His true passion revealed its self a little bit later, when Darren began drawing on his photographs, painted on the negatives and then continuing this game with a little help of Photoshop. That was the beginning of a versatile creation process and the birth of a strong partnership between Darren Hopes and clients such as GQ magazine, Washington Post, Peugeot, Oxford University Press, Saturday Express, Global Investor magazine and so many more. He also has personal projects and occasionally writes articles. Great work!

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Sun, 07/08/2018 - 05:23 in

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costume exhibition

Lithuanian artist Natalie Shau is focusing on beautiful and dark heroines, disturbing little girls in rococo settings,...read more

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 12:24 in

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Sat, 01/21/2017 - 12:18 in

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academy awards

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Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:15 in

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costume exhibition

Life hasn't been kind with Romanian artist Ion Barladeanu. During the communist regime he worked as grave digger and doorman, and after year...read more

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 07:55 in

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academy awards

These mesmerizing images belong to brilliant Ellen Rogers, specialized in fine art and fashion photography. For this magnificent work she uses...read more

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 22:00 in

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cotton handbag

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Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:49 in

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ankle boots

Born in Hong Kong, raised in Vancouver, relocated to Berlin, Andrea Wan discovered her...read more

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 18:02 in

Jewelry

academy awards

The Wood + Metal Bracelet is handcrafted in Maine from rosewood and stainless steel. The bracelet has a hand-rubbed gloss oil finish for its protective quality...read more

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 01:55 in

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avantgarde fashion

27 years old Russian artist Anton Semenov creates dark surreal digital-art pieces inspired by everyday life. Considering the world as today...read more

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 03:47 in

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burlesque style

Belgian artist Jonas De Ro has a bachelor degree and a master degree in audio-visual arts and his portfolio includes works from various fields...read more

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:02 in

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jersey dress

Amy Casey's paintings recreate, with acrylic on panel, on canvas or on paper, her nightmares concerning the end of the world. "Inspired by...read more

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 08:01 in

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avantgarde fashion

We've seen quite a lot of spectacular fire red dresses on the red carpet in these summer months. Certainly the red color has always been present at glamorous...read more