Illusions have always been part of the photography world. (I recently saw the photography exhibition Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and I was astounded by the many tricks photographers had up their sleeves.) I really love the ways artists have been able to transform their photography into avant-garde collages or surrealist images reminiscent of our most fantastical dreams.
Out of the Lichtfeld images I have explored over the past couple of days, the following work is my definite favorite. What could be more perfect for my blog than a black-and-white image of a figure falling into a whirlpool of color and pattern? I've deemed this final destination the color chasm, and I strongly believe that every fashionably-inclined individual should find his or her way into it.
View more of Lichtfeld's work on his Flickr.
Image rights belong to Jonathan Lichtfeld; image found via Tumblr.