Thanks to the photos below, John Wilhelm is for sure one of the most creative fathers of the year! John is a 44-year-old IT Director at a Swiss university with an enormous passion for photography and digital art. In addition, he is a father of three young daughters – Lou (5.5 years), Mila (2.8 years) and Yuna (6 months). His kids was an extreme inspiration for him and along his girlfriend Judith and their little angels, John has created the most surrealistic photo manipulations, we've seen for some time.
His photos are original and imaginative. “I guess I watched just a little too much TV and played too many video games when I was a kid,” he said, explaining his many sources of inspiration.
Although the photographs look so funny, we all can imagine that when kids are involved, things can be really hard. “I guess if you have a healthy emotional connection to your kids they can feel if something is really important for you and then they cooperate (and if they don’t there are still sweets and candies),” John said.
“Most of my images are heavily manipulated but not all of them are compositions. If an image works straight out of the camera I just improve it (beauty retouching, cleanup, level corrections, sharpening, colors and tones, emphasize light, etc.). What I really love is to bring different images together to create something completely new,” John said, explaining his manipulation techniques.