Last Updated on 08/31/2014 by Chris Gampat
All photographs by Diana Dihaze. Used with permission.
In a dazzling display of imagery that only our hidden dreams and darkest imagination could conjure, Ukraine-based photographer and image manipulation artist Diana Dihaze brings into existence a world of the bizarre.
A self-taught artist, Diana has created a world that’s somewhat like our own, except darker and at times more frightening, using and combining the familiar elements of our world and turning them into implements of terror or the surreal. And in her world, goddesses walk around adorned with faces other than their own, perhaps of their victims and human sacrifices, and mortal women surrender, as if willingly and with pleasure, to the natural world – whether it be to butterflies, snakes, or ivies – to become one with the earth.
At times haunting, at times downright terrifying, Diana’s images are powerful enough to dwell in our subconcious and appear in our nightmares. And yet, strange at it may seem, they possess a certain kind of beautiful magic that hypnotizes and draws spectators in, as disturbed as they are, for a much closer look before they even realize what they’re about to walk into.
Delve into Diana’s disturbing world, if only for a few minutes, after the jump.