Tilt-shift photography is a process that gives regular photos the surprising illusion of depth, and somehow makes the people, places and things depicted look like tiny models. It works great on photos, but what about paintings? Calgary-based illustrator Serena Malyon did just that, photoshopping some well-known Van Gogh paintings with the tilt-shift effect, and the results are remarkable. Previously flat images seem to gain a third dimension.
“I had already tested out a few paintings and Van Gogh’s really stood out,” Malyon told MyModernMet. “I think they work really well because his painting technique already has a lot of depth to it, the way he uses line describes form beautifully. His work was also really interesting because his paintings include a number of interesting details that we could focus in on and make that the centerpiece of the painting.”