Michal Karcz is a big Steve Roach fan. The Polish photographic fine artist loves the American ambient soundscape musician so much that this photo, a delicate scene combining a floating hot-air balloon in some Mount Everest landscape, ought to feel quite loud and robust—but it doesn’t. Like most of Karcz’s shots and all of Roach’s music, it feels minimalist, surreal, and awe-inspiring:
The artist relied heavily on Photoshop for this image, to be sure; skeptics will note the balloon’s shadow as being somewhat flat and off-kilter from the ray of golden light, for example. But the overall effect is pretty magical.
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