Some photography purists resent photo manipulation, but others enjoy how it has opened up photography to new people and new ideas. Caras Ionut is a Romanian photographer and digital artist who makes a great case for digital art and photography.
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Alma Haser prints out portraits of people, folds them into a complex origami shape, places the shape back on top of the face, and re-photographs it in her "Cosmetic Surgery" series. Uncanny valley much?