Great artists have been manipulating their canvases in surreal and exciting ways for hundreds of years. You only need to look back to the distorted visions dreamed up by Magritte and Dali to see that.
You can trace this back to visionary pioneers like the great Dutch artist M.C Escher, who distorted reality by using nothing more than a pencil. Fast forward to the present day, and you have photographers like Thomas Barbey and Erik Johansson who regularly stun us with their surreal creations. By harnessing the full power of digital technology, they can unlock the vastness of their imaginations.