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

All things chic

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

All things chic

ankle boots

After studying Fashion Design for five years German artist Peggy Wolf decided that she loved drawing fashionable women more...read more

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

All things chic

academy awards

This is one of the trends I don’t think I’ll ever wear. I think it looks good only on skinny tall figures, “modellish” ones. Volume trend I...read more

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 08:03 in

All things chic

style icon

What I love most about Andreas M. Wiese's paintings is that each of them has a captivating scenario at its core. Whether is about old cars,...read more

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 22:00 in

All things chic

Vogue Deutsch

These past seasons I witnessed how punk-rock influences reach the mainstream with leather jackets and pants, skulls and chains detailing. The rock chic...read more

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 22:00 in

Fashion Photography

Vogue Deutsch

You could say that the January 2008 issue of German Vogue is an art dedicated number, judging only by these two photoshoots done by ...read more

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 05:42 in

All things chic

femme fatale

From politics to philosophy, or simple life-scenes, Daniel Mackie recreates reality with a good touch of sarcasm and also by mixing free-hand...read more

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 18:02 in

Bags

femme fatale

Sumptuousness’ Italian leather unites with sparkling classic lines and a classical palette for a timeless handbag only Bottega Veneta could make.read more

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

All things chic

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, 02/04/2019 - 01:55 in

All things chic

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

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

All things chic

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