Combinophy Project by Cristiana Costin

Today’s feature is all about photographs that are created from the artist’s passion for analog photography. Let us take a look and be inspired by Cristiana Costin’s works. Enjoy!

The Combinophy project evolved from my passion for analog photography, a hobby which I have been feeding for a few years now. What I love most about this type of photography is the granulation and the overall vintage effect.

– Cristiana Costin

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The project is a personal one, I did it for myself and it started as a game in which I tried to combine those old-school features of analog photography with the new digital vibe, the minimal stroke, the pure colour (opposites attract, right?). I used this rule in order to create a powerful contrast between the old and the new, between a realistic view of the reality (the photography) and a minimal, iconic one (the illustration).

– Cristiana Costin

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A photography tells a certain story, but, like a little God, I want to change that story, to mix it, to develop a new one and to make the viewer think and notice what was there before and after.

– Cristiana Costin

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The hardest part is finding the idea, the missing element. The way I made them is pretty simple, I add a new layer with some vector strokes over the photography. I try not to edit the images at all because I want to preserve that vintage, realistic feel. Also, it is difficult to stop sometimes but I always remember that less is more.

– Cristiana Costin

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About Cristiana Costin

Cristiana Costin studied Graphic Design in Bucharest, Romania and she simply love everything related to visual communication. She tries to focus on Information Design because she wants to design for need, not for desire. Her intention is to communicate the essence of a message with minimal interventions and techniques. You can find more of her artworks on her Behance profile.