”Don’t trust everything you see, even salt looks like sugar,” Monica Carvalho wrote on her Instagram page.
For the past 5 years, Monica has been creating photomontages that are confusing and will make you look twice. She edits her own images using Photoshop.
She finds similarities between photos in terms of color, shape, and texture. She also likes playing with sizes like turning the Empire State Building into a giant candle and a man walking in a huge guitar. She labels her works using puns or unrelated words to baffle the viewers even more.
Scroll down to see her weird but fun artworks.
'Once In A Blue Moon' • This photomontage was inspired by my passion for dreams and their meanings. Have you ever heard about lucid dreaming? This is when you become conscious during your dream state. It's one of the best feelings ever! I learnt how to have lucid dreams by reading Stephen LaBerge's 'Lucid Dreaming' book. When you realise that you are dreaming, you have control over what happens in your dream and you can do whatever you want (my favourite: flying!). You can also talk to people who passed away, face your fears, and develop your creativity. It takes a lot of practice because at first you will wake up as soon as your realise you're dreaming – a bit like in Inception, when the subconscious attacks – but it's worth persevering, and there are techniques to overcome that✨ When we think that we spend about 25 years of our lives sleeping… 😴😱 What are your thoughts on that?
‘Splash Of Liqueur’ • I’ve had this photo of the Eiffel Tour for years, and today I finally found a purpose for it😄 Keep all the photos you take, you never know. They might be useful for your future work! That’s what I’ve been doing with all my photomontages: recycling photos I’ve taken on holidays, of animals I see, of my friends & family👍🏼♥️