These places don't really exist, although they seem a little familiar. This is the world of dreams, fantasies, and fears of the Polish artist Michal Karcz, who takes viewers on a long journey across other dimensions. See some works from his project with the mystical title "Parallel Worlds".
Michal Karch is a Polish artist and graphic designer. His works, inspired by music, cinema, and literature, are the author's escape from reality into the world of dreams, desires, ideas, and fears. The inspiration for this work was the electronic music of Rudy Adrian from New Zealand. (Photo: Michał Karcz).
The author of a series of works entitled "Parallel Worlds" writes that the creation of these images was greatly influenced by music, which is an integral part of his creative process. According to him, these photographs are graphic images of various pieces of music. The inspiration for the creation of this work was the music of the British pioneer in the dark ambient genre - Brian Williams - his pseudonym "Lustmord". (Photo: Michał Karcz).
3. “Little knowledge”.
Although the works presented mainly show non-existent places, some of which may seem familiar, for example, resemble the landscapes described in the books of Tolkien or Stephen King. The uniqueness of Michal's works lies, in his words, in the fact that each viewer can have their own associations. This illustration was inspired by the Swedish music project Simona Heatha - Atrium Carceri. (Photo: Michał Karcz).
4. "Faces of War II".
Michal Karch started photography in the early 90s. However, his passion became the creation of illustrations by combining photographs and paintings. The inspiration for this work was, as the author himself writes, "our current turbulent times." (Photo: Michał Karcz).
5. "End of the world."
Digital photography and software-enabled the author, he said, to create a unique reality that would not have been possible with traditional photography techniques. The work was inspired by the music of Steve Roach, an American multi-instrumentalist and pioneer of ambient music. (Photo: Michał Karcz).
6. “Infinite depth”.
Michal Karch believes that it was the positive reviews and comments of admirers of his art that helped him understand that he had chosen the right way to perform them. A musical project by Swedish artist Simona Heatha - Atrium Carceri - inspired this photograph. (Photo: Michał Karcz).
7. "Everything must perish."
The recognition of the audience, according to Michal, “... gave me the opportunity to show and share my world with others. Every day I see and learn something new. This is what I love, and of course I haven't had my last word yet. " (Photo: Michał Karcz).
Michal has not completely abandoned traditional photography, he loves to take portraits and shoot landscapes. The word "Eternity" was created under the influence of the music of the "Protostar" group. (Photo: Michał Karcz).
Most of the photographer's works are surreal images that challenge the drab everyday reality. (Photo: Michał Karcz).
10. "Beautiful Apocalypse".
The titles of his works are also symbolic. As a rule, these are the names of those songs that accompany the creative process of their creation or are a source of inspiration. (Photo: Michał Karcz).
11. "The Last Known Photo of God."
Michal Karch is also the author of dozens of book and album covers for artists such as Steve Roach, Goya, Sacrum, and Glass Hammer. The music of the American folk artist Paul Ellis greatly influenced the creation of this photograph. (Photo: Michał Karcz).
12. "Above all". (Photo: Michał Karcz).
13. "Plateau". (Photo: Michał Karcz).
14. "Base of tranquility". (Photo: Michał Karcz).
15. "Spiritual archive". (Photo: Michał Karcz).
16. "Where the world ends." (Photo: Michał Karcz).
17. "Lair". (Photo: Michał Karcz).
18. "At the threshold of silence." (Photo: Michał Karcz).
19. "War in the Heart of Eden." (Photo: Michał Karcz).
20. "Stone Tower". (Photo: Michał Karcz).
The work of Michal Karc can be found on his website - michalkarcz.com.