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Pencil vs. Camera by Ben Heine

Want to give your photos a makeover? All you need is pen and paper!

Earlier today, we published “Little Drawings on Film Burned Photos” which feature imaginative photo illustrations by Dilşad Aladağ from Turkey. A similar but slightly more radical technique was employed by Belgian artist Ben Heine on his project “Pencil vs. Camera” and it’s making us wish we were more skilled at sketching.

Initiated in 2010, “Pencil vs. Camera” is Heine’s juxtaposition of photos and drawings to represent an altered reality “full of magic, illusion, poetry and surrealism.” Heine’s hand is always seen interjecting in the frame which represents the relationship between the viewer, the artist, and the artwork. He says he draws black and white imagery and places them on top of color photos to show the difference between truth and fiction. Again, another wonderful analogue project we’d love to see more of!

Visit Ben Heine for more info on the artist. Sourced from Lost at E Minor.

written by denisesanjose

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