A city in the clouds — The making of an Unsplash remix with Renato Prkic
As the person leading the Made with Unsplash program, I not only get to spend lots of time scrolling through mind-blowing photos and strike up conversations with members of the Unsplash community, but I also get to go on weekly hunts searching for some of the most creative remixes made with Unsplash photos!
First off, let me introduce the concept of Remixing. Using a variety of softwares and apps, tons of artists combine and alter various elements from different Unsplash photos to create new and unique images. While some contain illustrative elements and others present a more realistic approach, these manipulations go beyond simple photo corrections and edits: remixes blend reality with illusion to create truly remarkable visuals.
I come across a great deal of talented artists out there, but one of my favourite artists is Renato Prkic (@8thdamon). With creativity coming out of his pores, Renato creates smooth, unique and innovative blends — leaving one to wonder what other creations Renato is responsible for.
I decided to reach out to Renato to chat about one of his remixes and get a behind-the-scenes peek into his editing process.
The first thing that comes to mind when I see one of his remixes is “How on earth did he think of that and find the right combination of photos to express his idea?”
After finding the inspiration and photo to work with, what does the editing process look like?
Renato usually posts new remixes on a daily basis and I was intrigued to find out how much time it can take to create each remix.
When I asked Renato to share his final thoughts about the remix, here’s what he had to say:
Renato often goes one step further by bringing his creations to life with Plotagraph. Here’s the animated version of this one: