A City Dweller's Magic
Natalia Osmolovskaya masterfully merges magical concepts with sentimental childhood memories to create compositions and scenarios that take viewers to places that are familiar yet fantastic.
By: Natalia Osmolovskaya
“I want to bring the viewer into a new world and help them see connections between ordinary scenarios and magical circumstances.”
Natalia's skills set is used in her role as a post-production artist and photographer for an architectural visualization company based in Toronto. The studio works with architects to create 3D images of up-and-coming condominiums, public buildings, and city proposals. She creates visual stories in Adobe Photoshop that depict the mood of future neighbourhoods.
The images that Natalia posts online are personal creative explorations. She is inspired by fantasy movies such as the Harry Potter series, Interstellar, and The Martian. Clearly, her speciality lies in creating conceptual yet realistic imagery with a hint of magic. Natalia says, "The ideas behind my surrealistic images are connected to my yearning for my past, mixed with my present life. Being a sentimental person, I always find myself reliving memories from my childhood that have shaped me into the person I am today. A big part of those recollections comes from memories of family trips I took as a kid. Seeing the places I've travelled to as an adult always bring backs to melancholy feeling. My overall vision is to create worlds you see as a child but often forget as you grow older.
"Although my work does not depict the real world, it provides an outlet to express the beauty in the serious and non-stop lifestyle of an average city dweller."
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