Combophotos: whimsical image mashups by Stephen McMennamy

In 2012 Stephen McMennamy was introduced to instagram and an interest in photography evolved into an ongoing project he refers to as combophotos.

Two innocent photos spliced together with often hilarious results

The following surreal photos are not simply Photoshop inventions. Art Director Stephen McMennamy looks for simple backgrounds, takes two photographs, and then carefully splices them together. Early combophoto shots were taken with his iPhone, but McMennamy has since bought a DSLR camera to improve picture quality, and he has been known to use a drone.

Combophotos by Stephen McMennamy Two innocent enough photographs joined strategically together to create a new perspective. Source: Facebook/BrightVibes
Paintbrush + spaghetti Source:
Gun + gas nozzle Source:
46 balloons + chairlift Source:
Headphones + donuts Source:
Fruit loops + dump truck Source:
Lightbulb + egg Source:
Five-year-old + hibiscus Source:
Turf + cake Source:
Cauliflower + poodle Source:
Paintbrush + bananas Source:
Green paint + daylily Source:
Drink umbrella + beach umbrella Source:
Paintbrush + spaghetti ll Source:
Faucet + balloons Source:
Paint + yellow squash Source:
Fire extinguisher + jalapeño pepper Source:
Rope on rods + a cup of instant lunch Source:
Seagull + airplane Source:
Excavator + ice cream scoop Source:
Ice cream+ front loader Source:
Meatball + forklift Source:
Swiss army knife + some tools Source:

Bold colours and a mastery of Photoshop creates the illusion these juxtapositions could be real

“It’s really just from looking around and seeing what things are out in the world might make for an interesting fit or what would make for a nice contrast once combined,” McMennamy told PetaPixel. “As far as process, it’s just a matter of me hunting things down and aiming for the cleanest shot possible.”

For more info and to see more of Stephens work: | Facebook | Instagram | Tumblr

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