Every single day artist push the limits of what people think of as possible. Some techniques will be forever young, and always work for certain situations, but once in a while someone comes up with an idea that takes the process to the next level. Digital Photo Manipulation is that next step in photography.
Photo manipulation is the application of image editing techniques to photographs in order to create an illusion or deception through analog or digital means. Its uses, cultural impact, and ethical concerns have made it a subject of interest beyond the technical process and skills involved. There have been times when photos have been manipulated for propaganda, or political reasons to deceive the viewer into believing something that is not true. Fortunately for us, Jan Oliehoek does not fall into this category of “liar art”. She has created some truly remarkable works using simple photos which have been spliced together from stock photographs, which she references in each piece.