23 Incredible Images That Are Shockingly Not Photoshopped

Jee Young Lee is an incredible photographer from Seoul, Korea. She works in a small studio space (11.8′ x 13.5′ x 7.8′) and creates really absurd and beautiful dreamscapes. She creates amazing images that are hard to believe are not photoshopped. Lee creates pictures from her heart, memory and her dreams.

Jee Young Lee creates these extravagant sets in her studio. All this effort is put into these sets to exclude any subsequent digital retouching. The time allotted for staging these sets allows her to reflect on internal conflicts and the life that she lived.

Jee Young Lee is the recipient of numerous awards including the artistic Sovereign Art Prize in 2012 and is one of the most promising new artists in the Korean art scene. Her photographs have already found their place in public collections, including the Museum of Photography in Japan Kiyosato, the Foundation for Art and Culture Incheon or Seoul Museum OIC. [Source]

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Believe it or not, these incredibly elaborate images are not photoshopped

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at-school-she-majored-in-visual-design

but-after-all-those-hours-in-front-of-a-computer-screen-she-realized-that-she-prefers-working-on-her-feet-and-constructing-things-with-her-hands

her-work-records-her-process-of-growing-up

here-the-artist-compares-herself-to-a-magnet-and-the-clips-are-the-burdens-that-we-have-to-carry-on-in-our-lives

i-tried-to-evoke-the-fear-that-a-child-has-when-facing-changes-to-the-world-they-are-familiar-with-lee-writes-of-this-piece

it-narrates-and-dramatizes-her-life-stories

jee-young-lee-works-within-a-small-160-square-foot-studio

lee-collaborated-on-this-photograph-with-a-master-of-traditional-fan-making

lee-i-get-ideas-on-how-ill-express-something-from-time-to-time-in-daily-life-for-example-ill-associate-rain-with-a-plastic-bottle-that-i-found-on-the-street-during-the-summer-monsoon

lee-lighting-is-difficult-and-most-of-all-its-grueling-work

lee-reality-is-too-unrelenting-to-let-all-the-dreams-come-true

lee-the-primary-motifs-in-this-series-derive-from-my-questions-about-who-i-am-at-the-moment

note-the-black-dog-walking-out-of-the-frame

one-reviewer-said-that-looking-at-her-work-was-like-reading-someones-journal

she-makes-all-of-the-props-in-her-photos-by-hand

she-only-shoots-with-a-4x5-large-format-camera

she-says-that-she-enjoys-making-things-so-much-that-she-often-works-through-the-night-without-even-realizing-it

she-writes-that-this-piece-was-inspired-by-proverbs-like-every-cloud-has-a-silver-lining-and-a-drowning-man-will-clutch-at-a-straw

the-mystic-atmosphere-in-this-photo-is-achieved-using-dry-ice

this-is-based-on-hans-christian-andersen-story-little-match-girl

this-piece-was-inspired-by-da-vincis-the-last-supper

this-will-be-her-first-exhibition-in-europe

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I'm an Art Director based in Toronto, Canada with over 10 years of industry experience. This is both my design blog and my digital playground. Head on over to HireAdrian.com  to view my work or connect with me on Linkedin. 

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