Imagine a village in a magical world full of myths and legends and the almost required monsters and other mythical creatures. The houses and buildings vibrant and bright with colours, stacked and built one ontop of the other hugging the side of the hill, overlooking a sheer vertical cliff-side. With a second glance, one realises, "Wait a second.. This is no mythical world of fantasy! It's real!" Indeed, this is true. The title of this piece is Fia, F for fake (because the photograph has been edited beyond reality), and Ia is the name of this village on the island of Santorini in the Cyclades of Greece. Ria
is the actual photograph.
With some changes to the original
, mainly changes to the shadow's, this almost artistic, seemingly drawn interpretation arose. I think this worked well because of the photograph's subject itself. The stacked buildings are often seen drawn with very light and vibrant colours. The way the piece was cropped along with the shadow modifications, the photograph almost appears to have been drawn. With a blurred layer at 40% opacity added , the piece has a really warm and soft atmosphere to it and looks like many paintings I saw of the village of Ia while I was there.
The thumbnail never does a piece justice, and this is extremely true for this piece.