I came across Ben Heine’s work recently via Toxel. His Flickr profile informs that he’s “a Belgian painter, illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer” and after looking through some of his work I’m really fascinated with some of his mixed media pieces such as those posted on Toxel:
I love the combination of illustration and photograph in his Pencil Vs. Camera series. At first I wondered if he’d done this in Photoshop but in fact, as an illustrator as well, the sketches are also all his own work, done by hand. Pretty impressive and a really unique idea. I could see this being cool to use in advertising as well.
Interestingly enough, aside from an interest and working in photography as well as having studied photography I share something else in common with Heine, we both also have degrees in journalism.
Anyway, I have so many fun little photo-related findings I’ve come across lately I need to be better about updating! I have all these links saved to post about because I want all of you to know about them, if only there were more time in the day. But I promise, I will try to post more this week.