For the past few days, the work of Russian Retoucher Max Asabin has been circulating the Internet. Much attention is turning to the talented artist, who possesses the ability to merge several photographs in order to create a dramatic scene. See more of his work and gain an insight into his work process here.
You may have seen the above image splashed across your social media feeds this week. They’re the work of Max Asabin, who is a hobbyist when it comes to retouching, and are created by fusing several images together in Photoshop.
The process consists of blending in pieces of each and every picture required, before matching the lighting so that everything looks natural. His work consists mostly of portraits, making it even more impressive that they can pass as one legitimate photograph.
Although many are quite “digital” in feel, it’s remarkable how Asabin can salvage an over or underexposed portrait and turn it into what looks like a movie poster.
Check out this collection of before-and-after images of Asabin’s work, as well as GIFs giving more insight into how the images are created.
All images used with permission.