We're embracing the fantastical this week, with artists who take us to other realms — whether it's through creative photo techniques or pure imagination. Cristian Amoretti's illustrations range from the adorable to the (awesomely) grotesque, while Tanong Prakuptanon finds an alternate Thailand that exists partly in dreams. Check out a sample of both artists' work below, along with notes on why we chose them from Shutterstock Curator Liz Lapp, then click through to view their full portfolios and start Following them yourself.
"If you're looking for a way to add strong elements to your communication design, you'll find a variety of cool, edgy, and unique illustrations in Cristian's portfolio. These are the kinds of images that people want to live with; I'd love to frame some of them to decorate a space or use as a notebook cover."
"Tanong's photographic take on the landscapes of Thailand is very intriguing. I've always thought of Thailand as a tropical place, but in these photos, it's almost as if the land is set in a perpetual ice storm. The use of infrared filters creates a surreal and dramatic visual landscape that could be used as a backdrop in a graphic novel."