Art Director Creates Mind-Boggling Photos Combining Different Objects

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The works of Stephen Mcmennamy are something you don’t see every day. This Atlanta-based art director manages to create mind-boggling photos by combining objects that don’t have anything in common but somehow perfectly fit together.

After discovering Instagram in 2011 and taking an interest in photography, Mcmennamy started playing with photo collages, which ended up developing into an ongoing digital series titled ComboPhotos.

What makes his works even more impressive is the fact that he doesn’t use stock photos for his collages, but instead takes every photo himself which can sometimes be very tiring.

“I’m always looking for props,” – Mcmennamy told CNN in a recent interview. “It’s a bit of a scavenger hunt at times.”

Other times, however, the perfect combination presents itself.

“There’re times that just happen in an instant. I could be at lunch and find two things that I could combine very easily.” – he reveals.

Check out some of his works below.

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pepper + shoe 🌶 👠 I’ve been called out a few times for showing an unfair bias towards bananas. And though I haven’t actually run the numbers on these allegations, I’d just like to point out that I definitely went through a jalapeño pepper phase too. Maybe I’m still in this alleged phase? Maybe I‘m in hot pursuit of the next object that blends seamlessly with a pepper? I’m fixated on the red ones. I think they come in green too. Someone please correct me if I’m wrong on that. As it turns out, I don’t eat peppers, I just photograph them. And I know what you’re thinking… “Ah-ha! busted! See, we knew you loved bananas more.” And I totally get how you’d think something like that, but the fact that I don’t eat peppers doesn’t prevent me from loving peppers. I love my dog, yet I’ve never once tried to eat him. I don’t know about you guys, but this is all sounding like a really buttoned up defense for my obvious commitment to the jalapeño. That poor shoe though… zero love on this write up. Sorry shoes. FYI, I hate shoes… but I’m not here to lecture people about those horrific little foot prisons everyone insists on incarcerating their feet with. I love a liberated foot, but remember, that doesn’t mean they’re going in my mouth. Okay, too many words… y’all have a super solid weekend. Maybe we do this again next week? ⚡️♥️⚡️#combophoto

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