Surreal Pictures Inspired by Dreams

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New York City based photographer Brooke DiDonato takes surreal images inspired by her dreams. Her work blurs the boundaries of fiction by fusing real-life narratives with surreal details.

Some of them are inspired by specific occurrences in my dreams and others are less literal interpretations of them, such as the feelings experienced as a result.

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"A composite photo. The main image was shot from the 26th floor of a building in NYC. Then for the rest, I had four of my friends lie down in the snow and posed them as if they were dangling from a string. I photographed them from directly above so the perspectives would match and then carefully stitched the two images together in Photoshop."
“A composite photo. The main image was shot from the 26th floor of a building in NYC. Then for the rest, I had four of my friends lie down in the snow and posed them as if they were dangling from a string. I photographed them from directly above so the perspectives would match and then carefully stitched the two images together in Photoshop.”
"Taken in Central Park. I think my favorite thing about shooting in NYC is when I take a photo that doesn't look like it was shot in the city... which is sort of strange."
“Taken in Central Park. I think my favorite thing about shooting in NYC is when I take a photo that doesn’t look like it was shot in the city… which is sort of strange.”
"New self-portrait. Part of some album artwork I've been working on."
“New self-portrait. Part of some album artwork I’ve been working on.”
"I recently bought a fog machine and its been really great for creating surreal environments from scratch. This was shot against a white background with tons of fog and mono lights. "
“I recently bought a fog machine and its been really great for creating surreal environments from scratch. This was shot against a white background with tons of fog and mono lights. “
Again with the fog machine.
Again with the fog machine.

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Climbed up on my roof in Brooklyn to take some pictures.
Climbed up on my roof in Brooklyn to take some pictures.

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Brooke’s work has been nationally recognized by Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Creative Quarterly and College Photographer of the Year. She received a gold in illustration from College Photographer of the Year in 2012.

Website: brookedidonato.com and Facebook.

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