All images by Valerie Susloparova. Used with permission.
Playing with forced perspective in photography can be fun–and it’s often even better when you have full control over the creative freedom the same way that 23 year old Russian illustrator Valerie Susloparova has. She’s an illustrator that uses photography to present her work in a fun and lighthearted way. Valerie tells us that she’s inspired by photos of animals–specifically her favorite Instagram pets. “I draw an illustration and then want to present it (in an) interesting and funny (way). Ideas appear in my head with the speed of light.”
After she illustrates the image, she finds a way to interact with it in a fun manner and then takes that photo for her Instagram.
Valerie says that her Labrador was her first model and that she tried to do the same thing with food and portraits, but now she’s just focusing on animals.
Her ultimate goal with the photos? When we asked about a photo book, she said that maybe she’ll do a calendar or prints on shirts.