Sabine Linemeyr, aka eon.noir, from Linz and Diego Jovel, aka chocojovell, from San Salvador, have joined forces to create unique collages. They told us how they met and what lies behind the collages.
Sabine is an analog photographer from Austria. She had met Choco through friends on Instagram and was directly enchanted by his collages. He says about himself:
"I am a photographer, part-time skateboarder, part-time surfer, and full-time collage artist."
Sabine especially likes the idea of creating something new from old things and photographs, while Choco says the following about his work:
"Fantasy has never been safe ground. Any attempt to create alternative, strange, wonderful universes in collage always conceals a conflict between a dominant reality and a series of resistances that confront each other to reimagine the established, the hegemonic. At least that is what happens in my head. The imagination is anything but an old field of the future, of the passive, the superficial or escapism; in which the creative struggles, the imaginary, the ideas, and the lives of those who dare to colonize their own "wild universes" take place. Is not the creation of this altered order in which we live, a collage?"
Choco says the following about his creative process:
"I create collages to represent my vision of reality as an alternative, strange, wonderful universes. This reality is based on everything I see: books, movies, life itself... even music. As soon as I have this idea, I start looking for the exact images (in magazines, newspapers, books, or anything that contains paper) that can express what I felt before. Then I just start to create."
The advice of the two to all who would like to become creative themselves is
"Do not be afraid to show your soul (art) to the world. Everyone must see it!"
"Never stop being creative, stay curious and open for any kind of art "
Have you ever tried your hand at collages? You could also create completely new, surreal images from your own analog photographs! Have a look at the Instagram profiles of Sabine and Choco and be enchanted and inspired by their surreal world! Share your own creative escapades in your LomoHome or with the #HeyLomography with us, we are already excited!