Master Manipulators: 40 Stunning Image Manipulations

Christophe Huet

French digital artist, Christophe Huet is truly a master of manipulation. His work is fascinating and his clients include Nike, Motorola and the Surfrider Foundation. If you go to his website, be prepared to spend quite a bit of time there.

Jill Greenberg

Jill Greenberg is a somewhat controversial photographer and digital artist. Her photographs have appeared on the cover of Time, Newsweek and her artwork has appeared in the New Yorker and Harpers. Her most widely recognised work is a series of photographs called "End Times from 2006" that featured close-ups of children’s faces in various states of distress.

In 2008, she manipulated photographs of John McCain for her website. The photographs were taken in such a way as to depict McCain in a sinister light and were generally received with a mixture of disgust and ire from photographers.

Retouching Deluxe

Retouching Deluxe is a German studio specializing in photo-retouching and image manipulation. The three-member team has an impressive list of clients, which include Reebok, Swatch, Deutsche Bank and AOL.

Clive Biley

London-based Clive Biley has been working in the retouching business since 1990. His work includes photo manipulation, 3D and CGI. Clients include Adidas, HSBC, Renault and More4 Television.

Jan Oliehoek

Jan Oliehoek, a Dutch digital artist, started his career in image manipulation as many photo manipulators have, by getting involved in contests on the Worth1000 website. His work is full of humour and surprises and frequently features animals in unusual scenarios.

C J Burton

C J Burton is a photographer and digital artist based in LA. Clients include Time magazine, Newsweek, Esquire and Subway.

Erik Johannson

Erik Johannson is a Swedish photographer and student. His work has become well recognised on the web in the past couple of years, thanks to the inventiveness and humour in his image manipulations.

Koen Demuynck

Koen Demuynck is a Belgian photographer and image manipulator.

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  • Haha, what a list!

    More than a few made me laugh out loud and every one of them made me smile in appreciation of the skill and cleverness required to pull them off.

    Very cool compilation, thanks.

  • Awesome. I only know erik johannson.

  • These are awesome, thanks!

  • Thanks guys for the comments. I’m in awe of these manipulators too!

  • Some pics are great.

  • very nice collection

  • These, are amazing…

  • kristie

    I would love to know how you do this! Some of these really made me chuckle!

  • angela oliveira

    I loved all collection !! great !!

  • James

    A bit late, but Amy Dresser is the retoucher for Jill Greenburg, Jill is the photographer.