Photo expressionism at its inception begins with a photographic image. The photographer uses multiple in-camera and post-production digital techniques, combined with inspiration and true artistic talent, to create a masterful piece of fine art. Like the Expressionist painters of the early 20th century, the photo Expressionists of the 21st century seek to express emotional experience rather than physical reality. The addition of overlays, underlays, and texture gives the images a striking, realistic hand-painted look. The final piece often looks like a painting and is characterized by its boldness and visual intensity further blurring the gap between photographic and more traditional fine art.
Click on the image above to see a few images in this style.