Combophotos: Stephen McMennamy’s Seriously Cool Photo Mashups

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Upon initial inspection the photos in American photographer and creative director Stephen McMennamy’s “Combophotos” may seem like surreal images that were created using Photoshop. The truth is, these awesomely strange images were achieved using a less complicated method.

McMennamy’s much simpler process involves taking two different photos and aligning them as two halves to create an unexpected and quirky whole, such as trucks having donuts as tires and a mountain top on top of an ice cream cone.

“It’s really just from looking around and seeing what things are out in the world might make for an interesting fit or what would make for a nice contrast once combined,” says McMennamy. “As far as process, it’s just a matter of me hunting things down and aiming for the cleanest shot possible.”

1. crab leg + excavator

crab leg + excavator

 


2. airplane + egg

airplane + egg


3. authentic Atlanta Braves peanut + metal crushing excavator claw thing

authentic Atlanta Braves peanut + metal crushing excavator claw thing


4. banana + pencil

banana + pencil


5. cardboard box + the “ice cube”

cardboard box + the ice cube


6. chainsaw + butter

chainsaw + butter


7. chopsticks + wooden dowels

chopsticks + wooden dowels


8. cigarette + factory

cigarette + factory


9. corn + banana

corn + banana


10. a back + apricot

a back + apricot


11. cup and straw + water tower

cup and straw + water tower


12. drink umbrella + beach umbrella

drink umbrella + beach umbrella


13. excavator + ice cream scoop

excavator + ice cream scoop


14. excavatordirt + ice cream cone

excavatordirt + ice cream cone


 

15. ferris wheel + bike

ferris wheel + bike


 

16. fries + smokes

fries + smokes


 

17. fruit loops + dump truck

fruit loops + dump truck


 

18. giant pipe + padlock

giant pipe + padlock


 

19. headphones + donuts

headphones + donuts


 

20. helmet + turtle

helmet + turtle


 

21. hotdog + telehandler

hotdog + telehandler


 

22. ice cream (+sprinkles) + front loader

ice cream (+sprinkles) + front loader


 

23. jackhammer + pogo stick

jackhammer + pogo stick


 

24. loops of fruit + 9-year-old and a shovel

loops of fruit + 9 year old and a shovel


 

25. meatball + forklift

meatball + forklift


 

26. monster truck + donuts

monster truck + donuts


 

27. my daughter’s skate + construction stuff

my daughter’s skate + construction stuff


 

28. plane + roller skate

plane + roller skate


29. popsicle + scrap wood

popsicle + scrap wood


30. seagull + airplane

seagull + airplane

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