Most likely you have already seen a lot of great tilt-shift photography examples lately, but you probably haven’t seen it done with paintings yet! If you are new to this, “tilt shift” is an effect that gives a real-world scene an illusion of being a miniature model. It can be achieved in two ways : optically (with a special lens) or simulated in Photoshop, by adjusting a photograph’s contrast, color saturation and depth of focus.
“It works quite well with regular photographs, so we decided to try it using paintings to see what would happen…” Serena Malyon, a 3rd-year student at art school, took some of van Gogh’s most beautiful paintings and altered them in Photoshop to achieved this amazing tilt-shift effect.
“Nothing in any of these paintings been added or removed or had its proportions changed. The effect is achieved simply by manipulating the light in the scene and adjusting the areas of the image that are more and less in focus, as you will see. This is all being done in fun, so don’t take it too seriously.” says the artist.
The Starry Night, 1889
Sunset: Wheat Fields Near Arles, 1888
The Harvest, 1888
The Painter on His Way to Work, 1888
The Red Vineyard, 1888
View of Saintes-Maries, 1888
Wheat Field with Rising Sun, 1889
Arles: View from the Wheat Fields, 1888
Field with Poppies, 1889
Landscape at Auvers after the Rain, 1890
Mountains at Saint-Remy, 1889
Pont de Langlois, 1888
Prisoners Exercising, 1890
Red Chestnuts in the Public Park at Arles, 1889
Snow-Covered Field with a Harrow, 1890
Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888